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February 1988, Volume 1, No. 2 



President, Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

Alumnae Association Officers 

Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73 President 

Anita Thee Graham '50 1st Vice-President 

Marie Westbrook Bream '82 Vice-President for Admissions 

Gini Gates DiStanislao '84 Vice-President for Annual Giving 

Susan Sisler '82 Vice-President for Chapter Development 

Meg Ivy Crews '74 Vice-President for Finance 

Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins '63 Chairman, 

Continuing Education Committee 
Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 Chairman, Homecoming Committee 
Martha Masters Ingles '69 Recording Secretary; Chairman, 

Nominating Committee 
Lee Johnston Foster '75 Ex-Officio, Executive Director of Alumnae 


Editorial Board 

Lee Johnston Foster '75, Chair 

Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins '63 

Betty Engle Stoddard '60 

Patricia Lovelace, College Chaplain 

Lundy Pentz, Associate Professor of Biology 

William Pollard, College Librarian 

Editor, R. Eric Staley 
Managing Editor, Tamera Hintz 
Art Director, Marsha Vayvada 
Graphic Designer, Rick Bukoskey 
Student Assistant, Margret J. MuUen 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine is published by Mary Baldwin College, 
Office of College Relations, Staunton, VA 24401. © Copyright by 
Mary Baldwin College. All rights reserved. 

Front Cover: 

Custer LaRue '74 performs in Theater Wagon's 1979 production of 
"The Visit to the Sepulcher" during its filming at the Abbey St. Benoit 
de Fleury in France. The film won a CINE Golden Eagle Award. (Story 
page 4.) 




February 1988, Volume 1. No, 2 

J. U Theatre costume 
collection enlivens perfor- 
mances at MBC. 







Alumnae Board 
members help unite the 
College's 10,000 alumnae. 

Angela Favata '8 
celebrates with her father 
at the Jr. Dad's dance. 

2 Overture 

2 President's Message 

4 The Play's the Thing: 

Catching the Spirit of Community 

8 Accent on the Upbeat: 

The Music Program in Review 

10 Dressing the Personae: 

Decades of Costume at Mary Baldwin College 

13 Remembering Peace Pilgrim 

16 Alumnae News 

Lindsay Gouldthorpe, Alumnae President 

Alumnae Association President to Serve on Board of Trustees 

Alumnae Board Links MBC and 10,000 Alumnae 

Richmond Holds Record of Success 

Cooking with Apples 

Alumnae Authors Create Collection 

Chapters in Action 

Class Notes 

Going Places with MBC 

Mary Baldwin Connections 

34 At Mary Baldwin 

The Art of Teaching and Learning 

Learning Skills Center Emphasizes Efficiency 
Women's Ways of Knowing 

Apple Day Celebration 

Junior Dads Weekend 

A Family Tradition for 20 Years 

Overnight Success 

Christmas Cheer 

Coaches Anticipate Successful Seasons 


Trustees Review Policies 

1988 Homecoming & Commencement 

R. Eric Staley 
Cynthia H. Tyson 

R. Eric Staley 

Robert Lafleur 

Theresa Southerington 

R. Eric Staley 


Even as I write this overview of the 
contents of the second issue of The (new) 
Mary Baldwin Magazine six weeks before its 
publication, we are planning the contents of 
the third and fourth issues. I share this 
scheduling with you as a way of saying thank 
you to all readers who have offered good 
words of praise, constructive criticism, and 
interesting suggestions in response to our 
first issue. We are hearing you and enjoying 
your involvement in our "experiment" as we 
plan future issues. 

Now, to the issue in hand. We have taken 
a theme approach to the major articles 
appearing in our second number, and this is 
something we would like to do as often as 
possible. We have asked Bob Lafleur, 
professor of history, and Terry Southerington, 
associate professor of theatre, to help us 
fashion an issue focusing on the performing 
arts. Bob will take you on an historical tour of 
musical performances at Mary Baldwin, and 
Terry will tell the interesting story of the 
College's costume collection. 1 have added an 
article on Theater Wagon, a grand under- 
taking that continues to this day after over 
three decades of College/community involve- 
ment. We cannot say everything about our 
subjects, of course, but our goal is to engage 
your own personal memories while sharing 
with you some details of special interest. 

1 also have the pleasure of sharing with you 
a very special remembrance in a personal 
essay on a woman known as Peace Pilgrim. 
Although she was not a graduate of Mary 
Baldwin, "Remembering Peace Pilgrim" gave 
me the opportunity to reflect on the mission 
of Mary Baldwin and some of the 
characteristics students at this college have 
always shared. I hope you enjoy it. 

That's only part of this issue. The other 
half is full of alumnae and campus news 
presented with the aim of keeping you up- 
to-date on your friends, the College, and the 
activities of today in words and pictures. 
These are snapshots in your family album as 
it grows and prospers. 

So, enjoy your magazine in the "low" 
month of the new year. Winter will soon pass 
into spring, and 1988 will blossom fully. May 
it be a good year for all of you. 


}^€Stae}vt's Q4€essa^ 

The tasks of all of us at Mary Baldwin occupy our time totally. Thus it is at 
colleges of our size. And thus it is that I write to you in this issue of our 
alumnae magazine as 1 fly en route from Houston Intercontinental Airport to 
Washington, Dulles. From there, of course, it will be a short hop to Charlottes- 
ville and on to Staunton. Not a minute, you see, should be wasted. 

I am returning from one of the Mary Baldwin tasks I enjoy most: a visit with 
alumnae. As I say, this visit has been with our Houston chapter, but the 
pleasure of it is repeated in city after city, chapter after chapter, around the 
country. Sitting in this aircraft, I have a moment to reflect and to share my 
thoughts with you. 

The alumnae of Mary Baldwin, more than any other segment of our College 
constituency, reflect and live out our college's success. Over time, our curric- 
ulum changes, our faculty and staff move through and on, college rules and 
policies ebb and flow as societal flux and stable values combine, but alumnae of 
every generation illuminate that which does not change, does not ebb and flow: 
intellectual competence, integrity of values, generosity of heart. There is a 
coherence, a consistency, beyond that which 1 have noted in any other setting. 

So it is I speak of alumnae success. No matter what the personal choice has 
been — to pursue professional career responsibilities, to assume leadership in 

community or church, to be a partner in a family context, or to pioneer alone 

I have become acquainted with the Mary Baldwin mode, always confident, 
always spirited, always kind. 

How does this reflection come to mind on an aircraft somewhere between 
Houston and Washington? Well, the answer is simple and very straightforward. 
Chapter meetings everywhere I go exemplify this admirable character: 

— busy women who could easily say "No" instead 
say "Yes" to the extra tasks of organizing; 

— additional busy women and their families take 
time from crowded schedules to join friends and 
College staff and to keep up with College news; 

— details of the implementation of any event are 
meticulously and tastefully accomplished, 
reflecting Mary Baldwin style; 

— atmospheres are genial and positive; 

— projects emerge to enhance the College's current 
status, including: 

• help with recruitment efforts via special 
recruitment parties and prospective student 
referral through the Alumnae Office; 

• assistance in career development of new 
graduates \\'ith the help of a growing alunnnae 
network, and alumnae work with the Rosemarie 
Sena Center for Career and Life Planning 
through referral and career "shadowing" 

• the initiation of fundraising projects, whether 
for scholarships, annual fund, or endowment; 

• the isillingness to undertake anv effort that 
will ser\-e Man,- Baldwin, and to do so with 
energ}' and ver\'e. 

In short, I am reminded that we who are on the Man- Baldwin pavroU are not 
alone in the com.mitment of time and energ\' to the College. The Mary' Baldwin 
spirit is a widespread one that informs the thinking and actions of our extended 
familv, especially our alumnae. That is mv experience around the countr\' 
wherever alumnae of Mar\' Baldwin gather in support of one another and alma 
mater. I am ver\' proud to be a part of such successful strength and commit- 
ment. I am ver\- grateful. 

Soon rU be back in Staunton working with mv colleagues on campus where, 
daily, we prepare the current students to join our successful alumnae ranks, 
transmitting to vet one more generation intellectual competence, integritv of 
values, generosity* of heart. This is ho\v we love to occupv our time, and why 
we do so totaUv. 

'jAixi^r I 


Dethloff Ryan 63 of the Houston Chapter. 




Margaret Collins 

Fletcher Collins, Jr. 

hy R. Eric Staley 

The curtain opens to darkness, but quickly soft morning 
light begins to dawn. We see a rural scene, the Alleghe- 
nies faintly visible in the background. There is a valley 
with rolling hills, and trees covered with the fresh mantle 
of spring growth. Two figures are seen walking toward an 
amphitheater built against the hillside among the oaks 
and pine. They are talking with great excitement, gestur- 
ing with large movements which recall the ancient prosce- 
nium upon which their ancestors first strode under a 
different dawn. The year is 1954. The place. Pennyroyal 
Farm, near Verona and Staunton, small Shenandoah Val- 
ley towns, awakening to art. 



So the drama of Theater Wagon might have un- 
folded 33 vears ago as Eetcher and Margaret Collins 
brought the seeds for an experiment in home-gro\sTi 
theater into the Shenandoah \'alley. The storv' of their 
flowering involves generations of Mars- Baldvsin Col- 
lege students, facult\% and staff; branches which 
touched almost everv part of the Staunton - Augusta 
Count)' communities; and pollens which drifted west, 
north, and east, caught ocean breezes, and blossomed 
again in Western Europe. 

There was a germination period, however. When 
"Fletch, " as he is known bv students and friends, and 
Margaret came to Augusta Counts" some 41 years ago, 
thev came with an eve for farming. Pennyroyal Farm 
offered 100 acres of uncultivated land, an old house 
bmlt in 1808 with deca\ing out-buUdings, no plumb- 
ing, and not a tractor in sight — but with a world of 
possibilities to cultivate. 

According to Fletch, the area represented "The 
Shangri-La we had kno^sTi ever since the early 1930s 
when Margaret's parents moved into the Valley." 
They had met ^vhile students at Yale, %vhere Fletch 
took his Ph.D. in Chaucer and Medieval Studies. They 
had the idea they would raise sheep, dirt-farm, and 
teach at Marv Baldwin for their livelihood, one labor 
supplementing the income of the other depending 
upon success. 

But as the poet Bums wrote, "The best laid plans o' 

mice and men, gang aft a-gley." Before long, Fletch 
found himself heading up the drama department at 
Man- Bald^sin, beginning a legacy- that continues to- 
day in to\sTi and gown, in the communit}' through 
Theater Wagon and the Oak Grove Theater, and at 
Marv Baldwin through the Fletcher Collins Theater, 
the College theater which took his name in 1983 ^vHh. 
the financial support of many alumnae. Sheep gave 
way to art, and hundreds of Mars" BaldsN"in people are 
better for it. 

Students and facults' remember their experiences 
with the Collinses and Theater Wagon well. 

For some, Uke Conni Atkins 72, a successful actress 
li\dng in Florida, the legao," became a well-spring: "I 
return now and then to drink from the well and 
reorient. I consider Fletcher Collins the mentor of my 
acting career, and I come to \isit him and Margaret. 
Retch gave me my best classical training, and with 
that training and the indix-iduality bred into me at 
Mary- Bald\s"in, 1 knew I could do am'thing." 

For Dr. James D. Lott, now Dean of the College, 
who mixed his teaching of English with Theater 
Wagon acting in the 1970s, Theater Wagon continues 
the medieval archet\-pe of the c\-de plays. "By \'irtue 
of presenting mvths and stories about a community to 
itself. Theater Wagon draws the conununit\' together. 
That whole world — Oak Grove, the Mary Bald\sTn 
Theater, Theater Wagon — represented for me a re- 

Above, Lisa Sloan '74 
kicks Frank Cale in a 
scene from "On the 
Comer of Cherry and 
Elsewhere, " a play by 
faculty- member Jeannie 
Lee, performed in the 
MBC Theater. In the 
background. The setting of 
the Oak Grove Theater 
founded bv Fletcher and 
Margaret Collins on the 
propertT,' of the original 
Permvroval Farm. 

Center, Kit Collins hoists 
Conni Atkins '72 over his 
shoulder as Jim Lott, 
playing the sociologist, 
eavesdrops from under 
the bed, m Margaret 
Collins' play, "Love is a 
Daisy." Below, Stevens 
Garlick, ADP faculty 
member, in his role in 
the medieval play, "The 
Icon of St. Nicholas." 




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lease from the real world and the chance to gain a 
subjective perspective. Showing people their own 
stories has the same effect now as it did in the Middle 

Barbara Allan Hite '58 was a student under Fletch in 
the early days. "1 can't tell what would have happened 
to me if I hadn't come to 
Mary Baldwin. I met the 
Collinses there and it 
was because of them 
that I started writing 
plays, and that I con- 
tinue to do it. Theater 
Wagon has sponsored 
rehearsed readings of 
all the plays I have ever 
submitted to them and 
has done full produc- 
tions of most." She 
went on to write and 
have produced more 
than 20 plays, to receive 
a fellowship from the 
Virginia Commission 
for the Arts, and to win 
the Stanley Drama 
Award and the Actors 
Contemporary Ensem- 
ble's Annual New 
Script Competition in 

Theater Wagon actu- 
ally came out of a sec- 
ond flowering, a decade 

after Oak Grove Theater began. But a little history is 
necessary to understand the development of a touring 
company from a rural theater. 

In those early days of teaching at Mary Baldwin, 
Fletch wanted young men to play male 
roles in the College plays, rather than 
following the tradition of casting all 
women. When summers came, how- 
ever, and most Mary Baldwin students 
went home, the young men who had 
been "chased up from the bushes in 
town" by Fletch wanted to keep acting. 
But farmer Collins had alfalfa to tend, 
and had to be at Pennyroyal Farm to do 
it. Necessity, being the mother of inven- 
tion, led to the establishment of Oak 
Grove Theater on the property, as Fletch 
and his students built a rural amphithe- 
ater out of field rock, made a dressing 
room from a chicken house, and hung 
lights in the surrounding trees. Mary 
Baldwin students who stayed at Penny- 
royal Farm for the summer participated 
in the repertoire that would grow there. 

Town folk called it "Collins' Folly," but the rest, as 
they say, is history. Oak Grove Theater thrives today 
and continues to offer a full summer season. 

Enter Theater Wagon in 1965, when "everything got 
loaded in our station wagon" and a touring company 
was born. "It was a spin-off from the Oak Grove 
Players," remembers 
Margaret. "We began 
as a dinner theater at 
the Staunton Holiday 
Inn, and pretty quickly 
expanded to Skyline 
Drive and Charlottes- 
ville. Before long we re- 
ally hit the road and 
were playing Scotland 
and France." 

Jim Lott was one of 
those who went abroad 
with Theater Wagon: 
"There was an interest- 
ing contrast between 
the two performances 
in Scotland and France. 
I was in Margaret's play 
"Love is a Daisy" in 
Edinburgh, and it was a 
very odd experience to 
present what is essen- 
tially a western Virginia 
play to a different cul- 
ture. It was such a con- 
trast of communities, 
but, interestingly, the 
universal themes of love and family worked to bring 
two worlds together. 

"In France, on the other hand, we performed in 
Fleury with a play that originated there, 'The Raising 
of Lazarus.' It was extraordinary to be part of a troupe 
of American actors returning a 12th century play to its 
origins in a monastic community." 

It is easier to say what Theater Wagon hasn't done 
over the years than to list its activities. "I stopped 
counting after directing 150 plays," admits Fletch, 
"and that was years ago." Those plays have been 
mounted at Wolf Trap, and on stages in New York 
City, Connecticut, Maryland, Indiana, Massa- 
chusetts, Pennsylvania, Florida, Scotland, France, 
and throughout Virginia. 

The company has developed over 50 new plays — 
the central mission of Theater Wagon — some of 
which have been performed up to 40 times. They 
include original plays in English, and translations of 
Strindberg (Swedish), Evreinov (Russian), Casona, 
Lorca, and Arrabal (Spanish), Marivaux (French), and 
12th century liturgical music-drama (Latin). In 1979, 
with grant support from the National Endowment for 
the Humanities, Theater Wagon produced a half-hour 

film of "The Visit to the Sepulcher" at the Abbey St. 
Benoit de Fleury in France, and won a CINE Golden 
Eagle Award and a rating of finalist from the American 
Film Festival in 1980. Not bad for a grassroots 

Theater has not been, however, the only enterprise 
of Theater Wagon. Each summer the company pro- 
duces the Oak Grove Music Festival featuring nation- 
ally known performers such as Robin and Linda 
WilUams (frequent guests on A Prairie Home Com- 
panion) and recording artist Mike Seeger, among 
others. Then, in 1979 and again in 1982, Theater 
Wagon co-sponsored with Mary Baldwin College and 
the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation two col- 
loquia that reached beyond art into the larger concepts 
behind art and community. 

The first of these was Traditions and Transforma- 
tions, a public discussion on the cultural implications 
of patterns of migration to small towns and rural 
areas, with the accompanying increase of interest in 
local art and architecture caused by these migrations. 
The second. In Search of Community, explored the 
idea of citizen "ownership" of small towns, and its 
importance to the vitality of the environment. 

"The programs were natural for Theater Wagon," 
Margaret recalls. "We are a communitv-oriented com- 
pany that has always supported the traditions of the 
area, and received support in return." 

Robert Lafleur, professor of history at Mary Bald- 
win, participated in those coUoquia and many other 
Theater Wagon activities. "The thing I treasure most 
about Theater Wagon is its commitment to commu- 
nity. It is in and of itself a community that is extending 
itself into the larger community. And, sad to say, that 
is something we are losing today." 

That is what Theater Wagon has been all about since 
its founding: the give and take of artistic enterprises 
and community. 

And it goes on. Theater Wagon today is still alive 
and weU with Fletcher and Margaret Collins behind its 
plow. Now operating out of The Oaks, the Collins' 
Staunton home built in 1889 on two acres by Jed 
Hotchkiss, Stonewall Jackson's strategist. Theater 
Wagon offers "packages" for tourists who stay at local 
inns and take in plays in the theater they have built in 
the basement of their historic home. 

Their connection with Mary Baldwin College also 
continues. During the summers when the College 
offers its Elderhostel program, the Collinses entertain 
these older students with performances at The Oaks. 
Looking forward to spring, two weeks after Easter, 
Theater Wagon will join with Mary Baldwin and fel- 
low medievalists from across the country again in 
mounting a number of medieval plays in a "medieval 
rallye," the old standbys of the company's vast reper- 
toire. "This reverses the direction of Theater Wagon," 
notes Fletch. "Rather than going out, we're bringing 
people in." 

Over Thanksgiving Weekend, 1987, a recently com- 
pleted documentary on Theater Wagon aired in the 
Central Shenandoah Valley over the Harrisonburg 
PBS television station. The half-hour production, di- 
rected by Thomas P. O'Connor of Staunton, focuses 
on how the arts and humanities have enriched the 
quality of life of one 
small town. 

Other PBS stations in 
Virginia are interested 
in viewing the video 
tape, and regional cir- 
culation is very likely. 
Theater Wagon hopes 
that the Southeastern 
Communications Asso- 
ciation (SECA), a large 
affiliation of PBS chan- 
nels stretching to the 
Mississippi River, will 
pick the show up for 
distribuHon to its mem- 
bers. If this comes to 
pass, thousands of 
Mary Baldwin alumnae 
will be able to revisit a 
very special part of Col- 
lege history. 

It is a beautiful doc- 
umentary that suffers 
from only one thing — a 
fault shared by this arti- 
cle. It is as impossible to 
condense over three de- 
cades of rich cultural ac- 
tivity into a half-hour 

television production as it is to express it in 2,500 

But that is the strength of Theater Wagon. It con- 
tinues to harvest a living history that keeps springing 
from the rich local soil, growing community, inter- 
twined with art. 

Above, Aurelia Crawford 
'74 and Duane Hahn 
perform in "Robin and 


Music at Mary Baldwin, like all of Gaul, can 
be divided into three parts. First there comes 
the legendary prehistory: the seminar}' days 
of the 19th century. And then the transitional 
era; the establishment of the college. And 
finally, the modern era: our own time with its 
extraordinary changes and innovations. 

Throughout, with varying degrees of in- 
tensity, there has been the commitment to 
the ideal of a liberal education — and in 
Western civilization music has always had a 
role in such an education. 

You'U not be surprised, therefore, to dis- 
cover that music in performance (which is all 
we can deal with here) has had a very long 
history at Mary Baldwin. 

The seminary/college was always a rebel 
framed within a strongly defined tradition. 
Thus, in the earliest days we have surpris- 
ingly quasi-professional opportunities like 
bookkeeping and typing described in cata- 
logues and commencement ceremonies. But 
in that same era we also have stunning and 
endearing evidence of the high value put on 
music: many pianos, several organs, singing 
groups, and lots of student performances to 
demonstrate to the community — and 
doubtless to parents and kin — the abilitv of 
these eager young women to perform in 

There was more music, of course. Students 
had the opportunity to participate in church 
and chapel services with a typical Victorian 
emphasis on choral and organ seasonal 
music. They probably had less opportunity 
to attend community performances at the 
"opera house," usually provided by enter- 
prising and somewhat seedy touring compa- 
nies that prided themselves on providing an 
evening's entertainment based on tradihonal 
themes (often Biblical) ranging from song 
and dance to comedy and animal acts. 

So, in these early years Staunton, as a 
potential new urban center, had its share of 
touring musical and theatrical companies, 
but the school had not yet established such a 
professional performing tradition. That was 
soon to come. 

As seminary became college in the early 
1920s, the institution changed. At the same 
time, music was changing, changing pro- 
foundly in several ways. New and diverse 
kinds of music were being written, new in- 
struments and performing st}'les were being 
introduced; and professional management of 
professional musicians guaranteed that per- 
formers were available in smaO cities and 
small coDeges. 

The results for Mary Baldwin were dra- 
mahc and typical: a large fuU-time profes- 
sional department (with specialists in piano, 
organ and voice) evolved along with an im- 
pressive public performance tradition bv stu- 
dents and by visitors, all headquartered in 
the extraordinarily handsome building 
known as Miller House that now houses the 
College's advancement offices. 

And who were the visitors? An awesome 
array. During the years before the Second 
World War, there emerged, through a collab- 
orahon of educational institutions and com- 
munity leaders, a full-fledged concert 
operaHon. It was called the King Series be- 
cause the gym was the largest potential audi- 
torium on campus. 

There were usually three or four concerts 
each year (you'll understand that student 
performances continued throughout all this). 
Leadership for the King Series came from 
College professors, not always musicians. 
The concert touring establishment was still 
flexible enough that Staunton could build 
whatever sort of series it wanted. 

And the results? A really stunning couple 
of decades of performers ranging from the 
greatest vocal artists of opera and radio to the 
most popular actors and actresses, from the 
great chamber ensembles and instrumental 
soloists to the major orchestras. Thus Mary 

Baldwin and Staunton heard Zinka Milanov, 
Basil Rathbone, the Budapest Quartet, and 
the National Symphony Orchestra. 

This wonderful era was made possible in 
part by a very open booking system and in 
part by a financial commitment by the college 
to sponsorship of the King Series. There are 

i by Robert Lafleu\ 

by Robert Lafleur 

those who still remember arriving in King for 
a concert and seeing huge sections of the 
seating roped off for Mary Baldwin and 
Stuart Hall students because, wonder of 
wonders, attendance was required. 

During these golden years, virtually all of 
the Mary Baldwin musical traditions were 
established; a college choir, student and fac- 
ulty recitals, guest performers of popular 
music, student-organized performances 
such as the sophomore show, and very spe- 
cial concerts to celebrate unique occasions 
(the dedication of the Grafton Library was 
marked by a concert by Jan Peerce). It is 
reassuring to note that one of the leaders of 
that grand era of music at Mary Baldwin is 
still with us, a treasured friend and suppor- 
ter: musician, singer, and choir director Gor- 
don Page, who served on the College faculty 
from 1949 to 1978. 

And then, in transition to the current era, 
changes began to occur. Music department 
members retired and were not replaced. The 
music major disappeared. The College 
dropped out of the King Series and soon the 
Series was not even offered in King (fire 
restrictions were responsible). Music 
budgets shrank. Student attention and parti- 
cipation moved elsewhere. A sort of sym- 
bolic nadir was probably reached in the 1970s 
when a concert by one of the premier brass 
quintets had more persons on stage than in 
the audience for the first half of the program. 

But devotion to the liberal arts tradition at 
Mary Baldwin is deep and firm. Change and 
redirection of curriculum can be invigorating 
and profitable but sacrifice of a tradition need 
not ensue. Soon music began to make its 
return, and the rebirth has been impressive 

An inventive and youthful music disci- 
pline was sought and found. A College- 
based music series (named for Carl Broman, 
professor of music from 1935 to 1974) was 
established and adequately funded. Related 
disciplines such as theatre and art pitched in 
to help the revival along. Realistic and excit- 
ing efforts have been made to bring students 
back to the concert hall. The variety of pro- 
grams almost guarantees that; rock bands, 
jazz orchestras, visiting choirs from sur- 
rounding colleges, revivified seasonal choir 
r concerts, new-age pianists, touring small 
opera companies, lecture-recitals, a new 
tradition of Gilbert & Sullivan opera perfor- 
mances, adventurous faculty recitals, a full- 
fledged orchestra organized by the Program 
for the Exceptionally Gifted. 

And meanwhile the community-based 

concert series thrives in its new locale, the 
state-of-the-art high school auditorium. It is a 
four-concert series under the aegis of Colum- 
bia Artists Management offering a lively 
cross-section of major artists and popular 
entertainers (this year the range is from a 
great French chamber orchestra to John 

The Broman Series, the anchor of the Col- 
lege's commitment, this year has a dozen 
concerts, frequently featuring young artists 
at the start of their professional careers but 
also showcasing some mighty figures — the 
first oboe of the New York Philharmonic, one 
of Mexico's greatist cellists, an impressive 
Japanese flutist, brilliant ensembles like the 
Folger and Baltimore Consorts. 

Most encouraging of all is the wonderful 
cross-fertilization that happens when a great 
liberal arts college takes equally seriously its 
responsibilities to its past, to its present, to its 
larger community, and to its future. It is 
typical that when, recently, a group wished 
to establish a resident chamber orchestra se- 
ries for Staunton they came to the College 
first for support. They got it and the orchestra 
has made a successful debut. 

What has resulted from all this is that the 
College is once more a magnet for performers 
and for audiences, a lively place indeed for 
that unique experience of sharing live crea- 
tion and recreation of music, theatre, and art. 
And here's one example of what results. 
During several busy weeks recently, stu- 
dents, facult)', staff, and the entire Staunton 
community could and did partake of all 
these: a piano recital, a New York opera 
bass-baritone recital, a 20th century cello 
masterpieces program, a lecture-demonstra- 
tion on opera, church music, a student or- 
chestra performance, and a student dance 
with live music! 

Page 8, Choir 
members of 1962 in 
performance. Top, 
Slovak Chamber 
Orchestra directed 
by Bohdan 

Dressing the Personae 

Decades of Costume at 
Mary Baldwin College 

by Theresa Southerington 

Imagine a fifteen foot by twenty foot room with six 
hanging racks running the length of the room. Then 
imagine storage space for boxes over the four middle 
racks, floor to ceiling shelf space the length of one 
waD, and two rows of shelves along the length 
of the other wall . Imagine it full of dresses, 
tunics, suits, shirts, petticoats, hats, 
socks, fans, shoes, etc. Finally, picture a 
second identical room, also full. Welcome 
to the Mary Baldwin College Theatre cos- 
tume collection. 

When the theatre moved to Deming Hall in the 
fall of 1983, we had over three hundred costumes, 
plus accessories. Since then we have done twenty-two 
productions. Our first season added more 17th cen- 
tury costumes for "The Beggars' Opera," Elizabethan 
costumes for "Othello," '40s costumes for "The Visit," 
as well as altering existing costumes for "Honestly 
Now," and the one-act plays, and the list continues to 

The collection begins with Greek and Roman and 
moves through a large collection of medieval robes, 
tunics, dresses, and, of course, accessories. There are 
also a large number of men's and women's Elizabe- 
than costumes, and then a fair number of 17th and 
18th century women's costumes, but few men's things 
from this period. With a tight time schedule and 
limited budget it has usually been more practical to 
rent men's costumes for these productions. The 19th 
century collection is represented mainly form the lat- 
ter half of the century and is a mix of some genuine 
antiques and a large number of costumes made for 
specific plays. The same is true for the early 20th 
century costumes, and by the time we reach the 
'40s we have more and more clothes which were 
donations, including suits and uniforms. For 
period productions we may remake some 
costumes but always try to add several new 
ones as well, and even for modern plays 
where the costumes are often pulled rather 
than made there are likely to be new accessories, 
and so the collection gets larger and larger. 

Although we don't lend costumes for parties, we do 
lend them for productions to local theatre groups, 
such as Oak Grove Players, Waynesboro Players, 
ShenanArts, and high schools, and often the bor- 
rowed costumes are returned with interest. We have, 
for instance, some beautiful 1900s women's traveling 
suits which were made for "The Three Sisters" and 
medieval knights' tunics from "Camelot," both pro- 
duced at Oak Grove. And we must not forget 
the dragon from Oak Grove's production of 
"The Nerd," or the lion from the class of 
1976's Sophomore Show "Wizard of Oz." 
But what excites me most about Mary Bald- 
win's costume collection are the donations from 
friends and alumnae. These were not costumes in the 
theatrical sense of the word but clothing and accesso- 
ries actually worn by fathers and mothers, uncles and 
aunts, grandfathers and grandmothers. They come to 
us from closets and attics, in trunks, boxes, and bags: 
suits, dresses, shoes, and hats. Students tease that 
whenever a new donation of hats arrive I'm always in 
the greenroom trying them on. 

The two oldest pieces in our antique collection are 
from the 1850s. The one pictured at top is v/atered silk 
taffeta of royal blue plaid and rose pattern. The tight, 
short bodice, round neckline, and off-the-shoulder 
sleeves are typical of the period, and the fringe and 
wide bell sleeve bottoms are wonderful on stage. 
Although it has appeared in many productions it is 
now the victim of "shattered silk." The mater- 
ial is literally falUng apart, and although 
the damage can be slowed down by storage 
in acid-free tissue paper, there is no way to 
stop it. And so this particular costume can no 
longer stand the strain of an actual performance 
and is reserved for display. 
We made a decision long ago that if a piece were 
too valuable to use on stage it belonged in a museum, 
not tucked away in storage, and so our antique cos- 
tumes are actually used in our productions. If they are 
not in good enough shape to be worn on stage they are 
used for patterns. Many of our made costumes are 
actually pattern replicas of originals. 

We have a dove-gray three piece bustle dress from 
the 1880s and a beautiful brocade and embroidery "at 
home" robe of pale gray-blue with ruffles and a long 
train. The coUectton includes a fairly large number of 
traveling suits from the 1890s and 1900s. Women's 
clothes from 1895 were known for their huge leg-of- 
mutton sleeves and skirts with flat fronts and slightly 
bustled backs. By 1900 the sleeves had become more 
fitted and the skirts more evenly gathered. The suit 
pictured on the previous page is at the point of 
transition. This particular one is deep wine watered 
taffeta and velvet, and we were lucky to have a 
student who could fit into its tiny waist. We also 
have a lot of bodices from this period with their 
high collars, tucks, net, and lace, but they are 
not seen often under the stage lights. They are 
in very good condition, but are often too 
small for our actresses. We are also fortunate 
to have a number of men's suits from the 
period, including frock coats, cutaways, 
and tails. The white lawn and lace dress in 
the picture is my favorite of about fifteen 
dresses in the coDection of its period and 
style. Some, like this one, are delicate in 
appearance but in good condition. Others 
are heavy cotton and heavy embroidery 
lace and look like they could stand up to 
almost anything. 

The teens and '20s in the collection are well 
represented by the black and gold evening dress and 
the peach flapper. The black dress has a velvet under- 
dress topped by a metalic gold sleeveless overdress 
with low waist and low front V opening with gold and 
black velvet appliques. The skirt flares from the hips to 
just above the ankles where it ends in more velvet 
appliques. It is beautiful on and off stage, and the 
description hardly does it justice. The peach flapper is 
typical with its waist at the hips and clear beading in 
vertical patterns to de-emphasize curves for the "little 
boy look" so popular in the mid-twenties. The sleeve 
opening goes all the way to the hips, and the open 
look is continued with inverted pleats at the 
sides of the skirt. The dress is worn over a 
matching satin slip and accented by a wide 
white ribbon at the hips with a side bow. 
One of the reasons this particular dress has 
survived so well is because the beading is selec- 
tive. We have had donations in the past of beauti- 
fully beaded dresses but many were completely 
covered by beads, and the beading is so heavy and the 
material so delicate that the weight has quite literally 
pulled them apart. We have kept them, of course, for 
patterns, and have occassionally transferred the 
beading to a dress of more sturdy fabric. Although no 
longer technically authentic, their effect on stage is 
still dazzling. 

We have fewer antiques from the '30s but they do 
include several brightly colored flower patterned 

dresses in voile, and a few evening dresses in 
silk velvet. The '40s collection is quite large for 
both day and evening. The evening gown in the pic- 
ture at top is the one we call the "Joan Crawford." It is 
dark muted green clinging crepe with gold leaf pattern 
sequins on the jacket, a sweetheart front and lowered 
back on the dress filled in with fine netting, and more 
gold leaf pattern sequins, and, of course, heavily 
padded shoulders. Quite a few popular plays are set in 
the '40s and so this part of the collection sees much 
action on our stage. 

The '50s prom dresses in the collection also get a lot 
of attention. With their classic layers of net and ruffles, 
they range from white to black, with pink, turquoise, 
bright red, yellow, and green. Some have satin or 
bows, sequins or lace. All are different, and all great 

We have given fashion parades of the antique collec- 
don several times, usually as "100 years of fashion: 
1850-1950," but by now the flower child and mini are 
also distinctively part of this coUechon. Although the 
minis are back, they are not the same without the 
brightly colored fishnet hose and go-go boots, or the 
skirt so short they needed matching underwear. One 
outfit in the collection is a clingy, satiny, tunic with 
very wide sleeves and matching bell bottom pants in a 
lime green and hot pink swirling mosaic pattern. 
Sounds a little crazy, doesn't it? The students think it 
is hysterical, especially when they find out I wore it to 
the theatre in London when it was in fashion in 1970. 

1 have only touched on a few of the antique cos- 
tumes, but even in their entirety they are only a small 
portion of the overall costume collection. One long 
rack is filled with "strange and unusual." It has some 
really fun things, ranging from the twelve fairies and 
the coronation crowns and robes for the twelve mem- 
bers of the House of Lords from "lolanthe," to the 
green, easter-grass covered tunics complete with tails 
with red bows for "Peer Gynt's" trolls. There you will 
also find the red can-can skirts with their multi-col- 
ored ruffles on the inside which were made by Lee 
Johnston Foster and Caroline Stowe Covington for the 
class of '75's Sophomore Show production of Can-Can 
in 1973. Other items of interest are the gold lame 
backless, and nearly frontless "sex goddess" with the 
tight skirt slit nearly to the waist, and the black chiffon 

and net and shiny silver "Lord of the Underworld," 
to name but a few. 

It is hard to give someone a real idea of what 
the whole collection is like, but I hope I've given 
you some idea of how much fun it is for me. 
One of our students is organizing a costume 
exhibit and fashion parade in Hunt Gallery 
second semester using many of the an- 
tiques. We hope you will be able to see it. And 
remember, we always welcome your donations. 
Our everyday clothes may be some future costumer's 



*.. i 


I was dri\-ing to my office at Man' Baldwin College 
when I received a sign of the times over the radio. 

Recently, students at a high school in Shawnee 
Mission, Kansas, an affluent suburb of Kansas City, 
turned back the dock and threw a "hippy dance." 
They brought out the Beatles albums, decorated the 
gym with psychedelic art, fashioned hippy garb to 
wear, and drew the peace svTnbol. Unfortunately, the 
likeness they drew of that famous icon was imperfect. 
What they came up with was the logo for Mercedes 

I thought of Peace Pilgrim, that vagabond for har- 
monious living who walked well over 25,000 miles for 
peace and traveled many more by car, and who had 
visited the Kansas city area many times on her so- 
journs. I know, because for four years I served as her 
host and "driver" when she came to Columbia, Mis- 
souri, the next stop down from KC on Interstate 70. I 
was at that time the head of a loosely knit, very non- 
profit orgaruzation called the Missouri Peace Studies 
Institute, an umbrella for most of the peace, social 
justice, and anti-war activity in mid-Missouri in the 
late '60s and early '70s. We worked with the War 
Resisters League, the FeDowship of Reconciliation, 
Amnesty International, the Friends, the local 
churches, and other similar minded folk. Our claim to 
fame, if we had one, was our involvement wdth the 
estabUshment of the Peace Studies Program at the 
University' of Missouri. 

But our star — at least tor ~ ' - 



Not much was known about Peace. She had success- 
fully erased her personal history all the way down to 
her given name, in order to place attention not on 
herself, but on her simple message: world peace be- 
gins with inner peace. Because I came to know her 
rather well and worked out some of my own thinking 
through her, I knew a little more about her enigmatic 
past than many, but not much, and certainly nothing 
of importance. 

She hailed from California, the Los Angeles area, 
came from good stock and had a professional career in 
counseling before the "change" came over her. "It 
was too easy to make money," she said. In 1954, or 
thereabouts, she gave it aU up, renounced her posses- 
sions, discarded her name, and hit the road for peace. 
She clothed herself simply and in layers, and she 
followed the sun and the seasons back and forth 
across the United States. 

Her appearance would have been non-descript 
were it not for the faded blue tunic she wore over her 
shirt, which said "Peace Pilgrim" on the front, and 
"25,000 Miles on Foot for Peace" on the back. In all the 
years I saw her, only her shoes changed, but they were 
always canvas and rubber sneakers (she would not 
wear an animal's hide) and they wore out rapidly on 
the highways of America. She carried little with her: a 
toothbrush, an address book, a small note pad, some 
letters, and a few other personal items, all held in the 
large pockets of her tunic. Her hands were free to 
swing in cadence as she walked the road of peace. 

And walk she did! During one trip to Columbia, she 
asked to visit the residents of a new high-rise for 
senior citizens. I arranged a session for the next day to 
be held in the large commons room of the building, 
and it was well attended. Although one could never be 
sure of Peace's age, observation and some addition 
based on my limited knowledge of her past placed her 
well into her late 60s in those days. She was among 
contemporaries on this day, as one gentleman asked 
her how it was that she could walk so far and cover so 
many miles in so few years. 

Peace demonstrated. She walked from the front of 
the room to the rear — a distance of at least 60 feet — 
and back again in two twinklings of an eye. What I 
could make out of the blur revealed her arms and legs 
making the motions suggestive of a race-walker. Her 
show was followed by a single audible gasp, and she 
said in a high, yet gentle voice, "That is how 1 do it, 
and you can do it, too!" 

That was Peace's style with any audience. She 
would do and say the most remarkable and disarming 
things, and at times perch on the near fringes of the 
surreal. But never did she do anything to present 
herself as yet another traveling guru, like those who 
passed through our Midwestern town in regular suc- 
cession. Her audience was a different crowd, and the 
"feel" of her presence on first contact was that of a 
grandmother, not an ascetic. Although she carried no 

money, she was not poor (poverty, for her, was a 
matter of the spirit), and in spite of her tunic, her dress 
was not unusual. No robes, no sitars, no incense. 
Peace spoke to a crowd of mostly "settled" folk — 
academics, community and church leaders, and, yes, 
some young seekers as well who wandered in in 
search of a spiritual fix. 

Peace Pilgrim's approach was quintessentially 
American with a spin. Her story was riches to rags, a 
quest for and an attainment of inner peace, and a 
sharing of her journey. She often used examples from 
her own life to make her points undogmaticaUy. Once 
she spoke of her work with a disturbed and dangerous 
youth who turned on her during an outing in the hills 
of Southern California. They danced together locked 
arm in arm as he threatened physical harm and was 
met with eyes of love. Peace recalled this confronta- 
Hon as an example of "the law of tooth and claw," and 
told how her deft counter of love, compassion, and 
inner peace subdued the would-be assailant. No magi- 
cal healing occurred, but conflict was instantly re- 
solved through a method beyond resistance. 

At the center of this unusual woman's philosophy 
was a purity of spirit and body which held sway above 
religious and political dogma of all persuasions. Not 
that she was not religious in a larger sense — and 
likely even Christian in a personal way — but this was 
not central to her message to those of us who came to 
hear her. She believed in an afterlife, to be sure, and 
once recounted a story of her near-death in a sudden 
late-season blizzard in Kansas, caught off-guard and 
alone on a deserted country road walking blindly 
toward her death, beset by visions of old friends and 
relatives reaching out to her from "the other side. " An 
inner voice said "not now," and she immediately 
walked into a bridge abutment, shattering the vision. 
She went under the bridge and found there a large 
discarded appliance box into which she crawled for 
warmth, and so survived the storm. But the focus of 
her talks was always the present. 

This story and others like it were part of Peace's 
drama, which all the best teachers have. She told a 
good story, and we were captured. But these stories 
had an operative level beyond entertainment. 
Through them we were drawn into the person, and 
through the person we discovered meaning. Peace 
embodied her philosophy by literally wearing it on her 
back, and no number of stories could say so easily 
what was expressed there. Her only real politics were 
those of non-confrontation, non-violence, and the 
celebration of the human spirit that she understood to 
bind us all. Her example was as pure and simple — 
and more believable — as any I have ever known. 

My life went on, my career took its turns, and I left 
the area and the job which brought me into contact 
with this pilgrim. She was not the sort of person you 
could easily contact by mail, or even be likely to, but I 
quietly looked for her everywhere, and sometimes 

heard word of her travels. Once I savv her on the 
teleWsion show "P.M. Magazine/' and I was glad- 
dened bv the contact. Then, with a certain childish 
glee, I saw her quoted on a box of Celestial Seasonings 
ginseng tea (along with Ben Franklin), where she 
writes, among other words, "One little person, giving 
all of her time to peace, makes news. Many people, 
gi\ing some of their time can make history-." It was 
one of her favorite comments, and 1 hear it often in my 
memor}'. But I never spoke with her again. 

In the inter\-ening years I learned to personalize 
some of the pilgrim's philosophy by understanding its 
importance to the mission of higher education. I found 
in the word "higher" not only its usual and obvious 
meaning in the context of the sequencing of the educa- 
tional process, but also a sense of the word's more 
metaphysical meaning. The goal of a Liberal education 
was not only the transmission of more advanced 
kno%vledge, but also the exposure to the opportunities 
for more enlightened thinking which has as its end 
behavioral patterns that are not bound by vocation. 

As I drove to work on the morning the news broke 
about the Shawnee Mission high school dance, I set to 
thinking about Mar\- Baldwin in the context of the 
comic and ironic mistake these young fvlidwestemers 
made. Could that have happened at a Mary Baldwin 
dance? Indeed it could. The innocence found in the 
absence of a shared "living" historv- is universal, and a 
violation of historical fact is faultless at this level. It is 
the flip side of Santayana's maxim that those who do 
not leam from the past are condenuied to relive it — 
the side that finds delight in the personal discovery of 

The setting is right, I thought, for this personal 
growth at our college. We are connected to a history of 
service to humankind that is informed bv a traditional 
dedication to a sense of achievement that has many 
definitions. Our Vision Statement looks forward by 
formulating the strengths of the past, defining the 
well-educated person as one who is socially commit- 
ted, who acts vvithin a consistent set of values and 
ethical principles, who seeks the answers which are 
best, if not easiest, and who is engaged in the world 
beyond oneself. The College had truly nurtured an 
educational environment that was safe for personal 
discovervv not by mandating behavior, but rather by 
adhering with great conviction to the tenets of the 
liberal arts. Confusion was allowed. Innocence was 
cherished. Growth toward understanding lovingly 

The pilgrim would have been proud of the results. 
She would have praised the spirit of voluntarism that 
characterizes the Marv' Baldwin alumnae. She would 
have held up as an example the College's emphasis on 
student involvement. She would have marvelled at a 
student-initiated and student-organized chapter of 
Amnestv' International, a non-partisan participation 
in the realm of peace. The pilgrim seemed to walk the 

roads 1 drove that morning toward the College. 

Only a few days before, I had received a gift. A 
friend of mine who had moved to Vermont found a 
treatise by Peace Pilgrim in booklet form, and know- 
ing my admiration for Peace, he sent it to me. On the 
back cover I read, "Peace Pilgrim, who for 28 years 
walked more than 25,000 miles across America, made 
her 'transition to a freer Ufe' on a rural road in Indiana 
in 1981." Peace might have made her "transition" in 
1981, but for me she died as the words went by. Part of 
me wishes I had never known of her death because, of 
course, she seemed to live on for six more years of my 
life in a distant Virginia, and in my ignorance of her 
death she continued to touch many other lives. It was 
an end I could have lived without. 

So it was that on that earlv Staunton morning when 
1 heard the latest report from the Aquarian front, I 
tried to imagine Peace catching a ride in her later years 
in a Mercedes Benz, rushing in on Shawnee Mission, 
Kansas, down T70, passing wheat fields like the Tor- 
toise passed the Hare. I began to sing the lines from 
that hymn that was contemporary' with Peace PO- 
grim's early progress down the road, which I recalled 
upon reading of her death, and which a Mary Baldwin 
colleague had alluded to only days before. It is a hymn 
written by a group of young people during a moun- 
tain-top retreat in 1955 which captures the spirit of her 
pilgrimage and which distUls her message to the lines: 

Let there be peace on earth. 
And let it begin with me. 

Note: Readers who are interested in learning more about 
Peace Pilgrim and reading some of her discourses may 
contact Friends of Peace Pilgrim, 43480 Cedar Avenue, 
Hemet, California 92344, (714) 927-7678, for free litera- 
ture. We gratefully acknowledge the use of a photograph 
from their files. 



Alumnae President 


Alumnae Association 

President to Serve 
on Board of Trustees 

At the October meeting of the Board of 
Trustees, the President of the Alumnae 
Association was elected to serve as an 
ex-officio member of the Board. This by- 
law change will go into effect at the April, 
1988 meeting. 

Current Alumnae Association President 
Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73 re- 
marked, "I am excited about this new role 
and responsibility as the Alumnae Asso- 
ciation President. This is an opportunity 
for the Alumnae Association to increase 
our visibility and strengthen the voice of 
the alumnae at Mary Baldwin. I am look- 
ing forward to developing a much closer 
relationship between the Trustees and the 
Alumnae Board, thus providing an even 
better support network for the College 
than we already have." 

The Alumnae Association President will 
serve as a member of the Development 
Committee of the Board of Trustees. The 
two year term as an ex-officio Trustee will 
run concurrently with the term as Alum- 
nae Association President. 

Around Thanksgiving, I received the first mailing 
from Mary Baldwin about my fifteenth class reunion, 
coming up this May. There was, of course, no ques- 
tion in my mind about my coming back because of my 
Alumnae Association duties that weekend. As I 
looked over the list of my classmates, I began to 
wonder how many of them would be joining me for 
this reunion. The student leaders, the scholars, the 
athletes, the fun and crazy girls, the "dote queens" — 
all of these and more were represented on that list. 

Have they changed in fifteen years? Will they 
come back so we can see if they have changed? Will 
they come back to share their successes and sorrows? 
I hope so. 

Each year at Homecoming, I have watched the 
smiles, the eyes that light up, and the hugs when 
classmates meet again. On the Mary Baldwin cam- 
pus, we are stripped of our everyday lives. We can 
laugh and reminisce, catch up, and share our dreams. 
We can see faculty and staff from whose influences 
we still benefit. We remember Mary Baldwin as it 
was, and while we are there, catch glimpses of how it 
is today — still a special place for special people. 

If you're debating whether to come back to your 
reunion — whether it be your fifth, fifteenth, or fiftieth 
— do it! You won't have another chance, and I can 
guarantee you'll be glad you did. Get on the phone — 
call your roommates and friends, encourage them to 
come to your class reunion. 

I'll see you in May! 

kjniojLf /.Cjifittd Comli^pt-^ 

Dynamic Alumnae Board Links 
MBC and 10,000 Alumnae 

Corporations, charities, churches, and civic orga- 
nizations all seek leaders that are dynamic and from 
diverse backgrounds. The Mary Baldwin Alumnae 
Association Board of Directors is no exception. 

Bank vice-presidents, corporate attorneys, full- 
time mothers, professors, Bible teachers, realtors, 
volunteers, and restaurant owners ore just a few of 
the fields represented by current Alumnae Board 
members. Members represent classes in the 40's, 
50's, 60's, 70's, and 80's as well as twenty-one cities in 
eleven states. 

The Alumnae Board is the governing body of the 
Alumnae Association. The Board seeks to provide a 
clear channel of communication and means of sup- 
port between the College and her 10,000 alumnae. 

Led by the Executive Committee, the Alumnae 
Board has eight standing committees — Admissions, 
Annual Giving, Chapter Development, Continuing 
Education, Finance, Homecoming, Nominating, and 
Student Relations — which conduct the work of the 
Alumnae Association. The chairman of each commit- 
tee serves on the Executive Committee with the Presi- 
dent, First Vice-President, and Recording Secretary. 

The four member Admissions Committee is 
chaired by Marie Westbrook Beam (ADP) '82, of 
Charlottesville, Virginia. A CPA and former financial 
consultant, Marie is currently attending graduate 
school at the University of Virginia. The other mem- 
bers of the Admissions Committee ore Martha Bornett 
Beol '53, of Gostonio, North Carolina, vice-president 
of Chelsea House, a picture and accessory wholesale 
business; Ethel Smeak '53, an English professor at 
Mary Baldwin College and former chairman of the 
on-campus Admissions Committee; end Terry Geg- 
gie Fridley '63, of Covington, Virginia, coordinator of 
the Gifted Programs for the Allegheny Highlands 
School System. The Admissions Committee works 
closely with the Director of Alumnae Admissions and 
the Admissions Counselors in identifying ways to 
involve alumnae volunteers in the support of the Col- 
lege's recruitment effort. They maintain close contact 
with Admissions Representatives in chapter areas 
encouraging their involvement in recruitment activi- 
ties on the local level. The Committee sponsors such 
projects as the Alumnae Admissions Referral Visita- 
tion Day each year. 

The Annual Giving Committee works to increase 
awareness among alumnae about the importance of 
financial support for the College, in hopes of raising 
the percentage of alumnae giving to the Annual Fund 

Gini Gates DiSfanislao '8 

Martha Barnett Beal '53 

Terry Geggie Fridley '63 

Anita Thee Graham '50 

as well as total dollars. 

Gini Gates DiStanislao '84, of Petersburg, Vir- 
ginia, serves as the Vice-President of the Annual 
Giving Committee. Gini is president of Bon Air Title 
Agency, Inc., and first became active with the Alum- 
nae Board as a student representative during her 
senior year. At that time, she served on the Finance 
Committee of the Alumnae Board and then later be- 
came a member of the Annual Giving Committee. 

Ray Castles Uttenhove '68, of Atlanta, Georgia, 
has worked very closely with Gini over the last sev- 
eral years on several major projects of the Annual 
Giving Committee. They did the initial work on the 
Class Fund Representative Pilot Program, which has 
now grown to cover 45 classes. 

The Annual Giving Committee is currently work- 
ing with the Annual Giving staff to expand the gift club 
program of the Annual Fund. Both Gini and Ray are 
chairing gift clubs and actively soliciting new mem- 
bers for the Colonnade Club and the Ivy Circle. Also 
working on the Annual Giving Committee is Cather- 
ine Jolley Kerr '80 of New York City. 

Six alumnae — Susan McGown Sisler 'ADP 82, 
Melissa Wimbish Ferrell '71, Byrd V\/illiams Abbott 
'64, Susan Jones Hendricks '78, Blair Lambert Wehr- 
mann '64, and Valerie Lund Mitchell '74 — make up 
the Chapter Development Committee. This committee 
focuses its work on maintaining close communica- 
tions with existing chapters throughout the country 
and supporting the development of new chapters. 
Each member of the committee has an assigned num- 
ber of chapters that they communicate with by tele- 
phone and in writing throughout the year. The 
Committee also plans and conducts the workshop for 
Chapter Leaders held annually during the Fall Lead- 
ership Conference. Other projects of the Committee 
include sponsoring an Easter treat for the students, 
the development of a Chapter Leaders Handbook, 
and other guides and training materials to support 
Chapter leaders. Naturally, the Committee works 
closely with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development. 

Susie Sisler '82, chairman of the Committee, is 
from Lexington, Virginia, where she is in a private 
counseling practice. The mother of four daughters, 
Susie attended Mary Baldwin through the traditional 
program in the 60's but graduated through the Adult 
Degree Program. 

Several of the Committee members ore former 
chairmen of their local chapters. Melissa V^imbish 

Ferrell '71, served as chairman of the Richmond 
Chapter in 1985-86. Valerie Lund Mitchell 74, of 
Dallas, Texas, is an attorney for Jenkins and Gilchrist 
and is currently serving as chairman of the Dallas 
Chapter. Blair Lambert Wehrmann '64, of New Or- 
leans, Louisiana, is on elementary school teacher and 
current co-chairman of the New Orleans Chapter. 

Byrd Williams Abbott '64, of Oldwick, New 
Jersey, has been a member of the Chapter Develop- 
ment Committee for three years. She was active in the 
Winston-Salem Chapter and currently participates in 
activities in both Philadelphia and New York. Byrd is 
a real estate agent. The last member of the Chapter 
Development Committee is Susan Jones Hendricks 
'78 of Marietta, Georgia. Susan is a sales represen- 
tative for Dover Elevator Company and was involved 
in the revitalization of the Atlanta Chapter in 1983. 
She continues to serve as a Steering Committee mem- 
ber of the Atlanta Chapter. 

Recognizing that learning is a lifelong process 
and that one's College is a natural source for con- 
tinued learning, the Continuing Education Committee 
strives to identify ways to enhance opportunities for 
continuing education. Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins 
'63, of Hampton, Virginia, serves as chairman of the 
committee. Calling herself a "professional volun- 
teer," Carolyn has been most active in the Peninsula 
Chapter and in chairing her class's 20th reunion 
celebration. Two Texans make up the other members 
of the Committee: Cecile Cage Wavell '45, of Corpus 
Christi, and Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 of Houston. Emily 
has been most active in the Houston Chapter and she 
works part-time for an architect. 

The Continuing Education Committee is currently 
doing research on the possibility of offering faculty 
lectures on videotape and sponsoring weekend con- 
tinuing education seminars. A current project of the 
Continuing Education Committee is the Alumnae Au- 
thors Collection in the Martha Grafton Library (see 
related article on page 21). 

Finances are a critical issue for all organizations, 
including the Alumnae Association. The Finance 
Committee of the Alumnae Board was organized in 
1984, replacing what was then called the Cookbook 
Committee. This change broadened the scope of the 
Finance Committee making it responsible for all 
fund-raising activities of the Alumnae Association 
including the sale of From Ham to Jam cookbooks. 
The Virginia Sampler Project, which nets over $5,000 
a year for the Alumnae Scholarship Fund is the major 
work of the Committee at this time. Chaired by Meg 
Ivy Crews '74, of South Boston, Virginia, a jewelry 
store owner, the Committee has five members. Other 
members include: Shirley Frey Morris '71, of Rich- 
mond, Virginia; Laura Catching Alexander '71, of 
Sharon, Massachusetts; Jenanne York Montgomery 
'87, of Lexington, Kentucky; and JoAnne Hoffman Jay 
'70, of Atlanta, Georgia. A former attorney and gift 

Susie McGown Sisler'82 

Melissa Wimbish Ferrell 72 

Meg Ivy Crews 74 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 73 

buyer for Neiman Marcus, Laura Alexander brings a 
unique background to the Finance Committee. 
JoAnne Joy is a residential real estate agent and 
Crickett Morris is the former chairman of the Rich- 
mond Chapter and the mother of two. Jenanne Mont- 
gomery served as the student representative to the 
Alumnae Board during her senior year and now 
serves a two-year term on the Alumnae Board. The 
Finance Committee is responsible for establishing the 
budget of the Alumnae Association and receiving all 
requests for funding from the Alumnae Association. 

Each year, over 400 alumnae and friends return to 
the Mary Baldwin campus to celebrate reunions. The 
organization and planning of Homecoming/Com- 
mencement Weekend is handled by the Homecoming 
Activities Committee chaired by Barbara Knisely 
Roberts '73, of Burlington, North Carolina. The 
Homecoming Activities Committee recruits the vol- 
unteer committees for each reunion class and works 
closely with the Alumnae Office staff in establishing 
the schedule of events for the weekend. The Home- 
coming Committee plans and conducts the workshop 
for the Reunion Planning Committees during the Fall 
Leadership Conference and serves as hostesses dur- 
ing Homecoming Weekend. Other members of the 
Homecoming Committee include: Jean Boum Moir 
'40, a retired archivist from Bloomfield, Connecticut 
and chairman of her class's 45th reunion; Ann Renee 
Garrett '86, a real estate agent from Richmond, Vir- 
ginia; and Martha McMullen Aasen '51, from West- 
port, Connecticut, an information officer for the 
United Nations in New York. 

The Student Relations Committee of the Alumnae 
Board is compiled of current students who represent 
different classes. JoAnne Reich '88, of Bridgewater, 
New Jersey, has been a member of the Student Rela- 
tions Committee since her sophomore year. Other 
members include Mallory Copeland '88, of Norfolk, 
Virginia; Andrea Oldham '89, of Asheboro, North 
Carolina; and Katie Sharror '90, a student in the 
Program for the Exceptionally Gifted from Richmond, 
Virginia. Each student serves as an ex-officio member 
on one of the standing committees. The Student Rela- 
tions Committee also sponsors projects on campus to 
promote awareness of the Alumnae Association 
among current students as well as taking back student 
opinions and ideas to the Alumnae Association. 

The final standing committee of the Alumnae 
Board is the Nominating Committee, chaired by 
Martha Masters Ingles '69, a financial consultant with 
Thompson McKinnon Associates in Newport News, 
Virginia. The Nominating Committee seeks nomina- 
tions for officers and members-at-lorge of the Alum- 
nae Board as well as the Emily Smith Medallion 
award, the Emily Kelly Leadership Award, the Career 
Achievement Award, the Service to Community 
Award, and the Service to Church Award. The Nom- 
inating Committee also is responsible for the 

Orientation Program for new members of the Alum- 
nae Board. Tfiis year, other members of the Nominat- 
ing Committee were: Gini Gates DiStanislao '84, and 
Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73. 

Providing the leadership for the Alumnae Board 
are Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe '73, President and 
Anita Thee Graham '50, First Vice-President. The 
President and First Vice-President serve as ex-officio 
members of all standing committees and represent 
the Alumnae Association and the College at a variety 
of events and activities throughout their two year 
terms of office. Lindsay is a vice-president with Sov- 
ran Bank in Richmond, Virginia. She has been active 
in the Richmond Chapter and has served asa member 
of the Alumnae Board since 1 982. 

Anita Graham is from Columbia, South Carolina, 
v/here she works as a realtor and teaches a Bible 
class at her church. She has been a member of the 

Alumnae Board for four years and has previously 
served as chairman of the Nominating Committee. 

Through a variety of backgrounds, talents, and 
perspectives, the Alumnae Board strives to represent 
all the alumnae of Mary Baldwin College. Their 
structure is designed to support the College in the 
areas of recruitment, fund-raising, public relations, 
and to also provide support to the alumnae through 
the sponsoring of continuing education activities, 
class reunions, and providing services such as the 
Virginia Sampler and the selling of other Mary Bald- 
win memorabilia. 

If you are interested in becoming more active with 
the Alumnae Association, serving on the Alumnae 
Board, or in corresponding with any of the Alumnae 
Board members, please contact the Office of Alum- 
nae Activities. 

Martha McMulien Aasen '51 

Richmond Holds Record of Success 

Over the years the Richmond alumnae chapter has 
been involved in a number of activities, and as the 
women active in the chapter have changed so have the 
activities. But the bosic focus has remained the same for 
the more than 50 years there has been a Mary Baldwin 
College Richmond alumnae chapter. 

Throughout the years the alumnae chapter has been in 
existence, the chapter has held fund-raisers, social 
events, and student activities to support the college. These 
are the three main areas that have continued the Rich- 
mond chapter's success. 

The social activities started out as luncheons and 
Founder's Day teas in the early years and have evolved 
into the present day annual Apple Day cocktail parties 
held each fall. Current recruiting activities had started out 
OS new student parties that honored students at MBC 
from the Richmond area, and early fundraisers took the 
form of garage sales. 

Kitty Zimmermann Kriete '34 has been an active sup- 
porter of the chapter ever since she graduated. Mrs. 
Kriete remembers the parties for the current students 
when she was at MBC. "Every year they would have a 
party for us, so it was very natural to continue participat- 
ing in chapter activities when you got out and were back 
In Richmond," she said. 

"Mary Baldwin has a big place in my heart. I haven't 
been too active recently, but I'll tell you, the girls involved 
in the chapter now are doing such a wonderful job, they 
are always having something for the alumnae," Mrs. 
Kriete said. 

Mrs. Kriete said that the chapter did not do a lot of 
formal recruiting activities in the forties but they did refer 
girls to the Mcry Baldwin admissions office. 

The Richmond Chapter held annual luncheons for 

several years, Mrs. Kriete said. "I remember an annual 
luncheon being held shortly after I got out and I'm not 
sure how many years it continued, but I know it was quite 
a while." 

Those luncheons continued on until the mid-seventies. 
Mary Lamont Wade '52, served as chapter President in 
1958. "Mostly what we did was keep up with people. We 
had the annual luncheon and the annual Founder's Day 
Tea and a few fund-raisers" she said. 

The Report of Richmond Alumnae Chapter written 
May 14, 1962 by Alice James Buck '53, Richmond 
chapter President, records the annual Founder's Day Tea, 
a coke-party for students, and the annual luncheon that 
was held in the spring to discuss concerns of the chapter. 

"This meeting was a result of our mutual concern about 
the lack of interest displayed by the majority of the 
Richmond Alumnae," Mrs. Buck writes. 

Over the years the Richmond chapter has faced 
numerous problems, the same ones all chapters face at 
one time or another, but new leadership, creativity, sup- 
port from the college, and enthusiasm, has always turned 
the Richmond chapter around. 

Angle Brock Caudle '69 recalls thiat the few years after 
she graduated, the chapter had slowed down. She at- 
tended a mini-reunion with some friends and they de- 
cided to become more active in the chapter. "What had 
happened was that for several years the same women 
kept the chapter going and they needed a change. So a 
few of us took over for them." 

During that time the care package project, one of the 
Richmond chapters biggest fund-raisers was started. "It 
was really primitive back then. We went to Safeway and 
begged for some mushroom baskets, we got giveaway 
stuff from businesses like key chains and pens, and then 

Mary Ann Newbill Burke 
'79, Chairman of the 
Richmond Chapter. 

we added food. We lined the baskets up in my basement 
and then stuffed them with babies crawling all over the 
place. This was the start of the scholarship money for the 
Richmond chapter." 

During the mid-seventies the chapter also sponsored 
the Speaker Series, which brought faculty to Richmond to 
speak. "We would hold it at the First Presbyterian Church 
once a week for a month. "Bob Lafleur came and talked 
about cooking. Joe Garrison gave a poetry reading. It 
was that kind of thing, but it required a lot of work so after 
a couple of years we discontinued it," Mrs. Caudle said. 

Carpie Gould Coulbourn '63, got involved in the 70's. 
"I was not active when I first moved back to Richmond. 
Then I moved away. I really didn't get involved until 
Carroll Blair Keiger'76 and Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe 
'73 and several others got it rejuvenated in the mid- 
seventies. They were sponsoring a lot of things and 
getting a lot of information out to us. I became real active 
in the late 70's and early 80's." 

"I think the main reason the Richmond chapter does do 
well is that they have a variety of activities to attract 
different groups, different ages. The more active the 
group is, the more things you offer, the more participation 
you have," Mrs. Coulbourn said. 

Carroll Blair Keiger '76 got involved through her job 
and was involved from 1976-1985. During that time the 
chapter started the core packages, participating in the 
Bizarre Bazaar, the scholarship fund, and furnished the 
first room in the alumnae house. The chapter didn't really 
get going strong again until the fund-raisers brought in 
money, she said. 

Mary Anne Newbill Burke '79, Current chapter Presi- 
dent, really attributes the success of the chapter to the 
fund-raisers, "Not only do they bring in money but they 
bring people together in different activities," she said. 

"Once we got some money raised, we felt we could do 
more activities to get more people involved," Mrs. Keiger 
said, "I would suggest to other chapters trying to find a 
fund-raiser, hook into an annual bazaar like we did. That 
is one of the best and easiest fund-raisers. It is a one time 
burst of effort, once a year," Mrs. Keiger said. "Find 
something that is in demand year after year — peanuts, 
bulbs, apples, anything that is something people want 
again and again. 

According to Mrs. Burke of the very active people are 
the new graduates, but she stressed that they have strong 
supporters across all ages. "We get notes from some of 
the older alumnae who send in dues, that say they can't 
come to this function but they like what we are doing and 
want to support us." 

The Richmond alumnae chapter is the College's largest 
chapter with over 600 alumnae living in the area. They 
have won the Chapter Achievement Award for the sec- 
ond year in a row. Current activities include the annual 
apple day cocktail party, monthly board meetings, the 
exam care packages, the Bizarre Bazaar, faculty speak- 
ers, recruiting activities, and a Virginia schools party. They 
also fund the Richmond Chapter scholarship. 

Search Begins 

We have delayed this issue of The Mary Bald- 
win Magazine because of some late breaking 
news. Lee Johnston Foster '75, Executive Direc- 
tor of Alumnae Activities and chair of the 
magazine's editorial advisory board, has submit- 
ted her resignation from the College. Lee's hus- 
band, Larry, has been offered a terrific job as 
Assistant County Administrator of James City 
County (near Williamsburg, Virginia), and has 
accepted the position. We are happy for the 
Fosters, of course, but sorry to be losing Lee. We 
know you will all join us in wishing Lee and her 
family well. 

Lee's good fortune, however, means the Col- 
lege must find a new Executive Director of Alum- 
nae Activities. Following is the job description for 
the position. We encourage applications as soon 
as possible, especially from qualified alumnae, 
although no closing date has yet been set. 

The Executive Director of Alumnae Activities 
reports to the Vice-President for Institutional Ad- 
vancement, and is avital and active memberof the 
Advancement Team. The Executive Director has 
the following responsibilities: 

• manage the Office of Alumnae Activities; 

• supervise a staff of five full-time and 
student part-time workers; 

• provide staff support to the Alumnae 
Association Board of Directors; 

• plan, direct, and provide staff support for 
Chapter Development program; 

• plan and staff Fall Leadership Conference; 

• plan and staff Alumnae Homecoming 

• plan and coordinate the Alumnae Travel 

• handle routine correspondence with 
general alumnae constituency; 

• allocate and administer annual office 

• act as representative of Mary Baldwin 
College for on-campus and off -campus 

• serve on the editorial advisory board of 
The Mary Baldwin Magazine , and provide 
the contents for the alumnae section of this 

The Executive Director of Alumnae Activities 
will have a thorough knowledge of the operations 
of an alumnae office; possess sound manage- 
ment techniques, social skills, and strong verbal 
and written communications skills; and be crea- 
tive and flexible. A bachelors degree is required. 
Qualified applicants should contact: 

Dr. John T. Rice 

Vice-President for Institutional Advancement 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, Virginia 24401 

Alumnae Authors 
Create Collection 

Gorillas, Proverbs 31, Huron Indians, wooden 
pencils, Queenie Miller, Robert Burns. Who/what are 
fhey? What do they have in common? 

These diverse subjects represent the writings of six 
of the twenty-two Mary Baldwin Alumnae Authors in 
the special collection established in Grafton Library. 

In case you are curious: 

A baby gorilla is the heroine of a charming picture 
book by Elizabeth Moody '35. Marsha Drake '62 
writes delightfully about the woman "far above ru- 
bies" described in Proverbs; in another book she 
deals with the submissive wife and obedience in a 
witty manner. Sarah Caldwell Cunningham '50 spins 
on exciting tale about the Huron Indian nation. The 
wood-cased advertising pencil is due more respect 
than it gets, according to an article by Jane Townes 
'69. Audrey Blackford Higgs '27 tells the inspiring true 
story of Queen Elizabeth Miller, who built a haven for 
children whom the world had cast aside. Robert 
Burn's place in literary and oral tradition is the subject 
of Mary Ellen Brown's '60 scholarly work. 

Other alumnae books are just as rewarding. One 
of Laura Smith Krey's '09 novels has been compared 
to Gone With the Wind, and another was described 
as "rich, solid, authentic" by The New York Times. For 
years, Louisa Venable Kyle '21 wrote a series for a 
Norfolk newspaper; her columns are now collected 
into a book of great charm and warmth. Marion 
Hornsby Bowditch '42 has recorded for family and 
friends the menus and recipes from years of elegant 
entertaining at Hornsby House. Environmental issues 
are vital to Amine Cosby 
Kellam '35, and she writes 
about them with great con- 

And so the list of Mary 
Baldwin Alumnae Authors 
in whom the college can 
take pride goes on. Ranging 
from the Class of 1 909 to the 
Class of 1971, the total num- 
ber of publications in the 
collection is thirty-five. 

I suspect that there are 
many alumnae whom we do not know as writers, 
editors, or composers. Identify yourselves or a class- 
mate and send copies of works for inclusion in the 
library so that they can be accorded the recognition 
they deserve. 

This collection is housed in the Martha S. Grafton 
Library. Additions to it should be sent to Executive 
Director of Alumnae Activities, Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege, Staunton, VA 24401. 

Emily Dethioff Ryan '63 
watches as Carolyn 
Haldeman Hawkins '63 
presents a copy of her 
book to Bill Pollard, 
College Librarian, for 
the Alumnae Authors 
Collection. Emily and 
Carolyn are members of 
the Alumnae Association 
Continuing Education 

Alumnae Collection 
in Grafton Library 

Marion Hornsby Bowditch, '42 


Emily Paine Brady, '71 


Mary Ellen Brown, '60 


Sarah Caldwell Cunningham, '50 


Marsha Drake, '62 




Margaret Gilbert, '40 


Carolyn Haldeman Hawkins, '63 

Chapter 6 of Hampton: FROM THE SEA TO THE STARS, 


Gayle A. Heron, '45 



Audrey Blackford Higgs, '27 


Emily R. Jerger, '43 


Amine Cosby Kellam, '35 


Laura Smith Krey, '09 

Louisa Venable Kyle, '21 




Bessie C. Lewis, '30 


Molly Cochran McConnell, '63 


Elizabeth Moody, '35 


Gwen Kennedy Neville, '59 


Martha Sprouse Stoops, '43 




Judith Richardson Strickland, '62 


A. Jane Townes, '69 

Dovyne Verstandig, '66 
Frederica Young, '39 


Alexandria, Louisiana 

Current parent, Joy Hodges, hosted a party for 
alumnae and prospective students in her home in 
Alexandria, Louisiana, on November 10. Audi Bon- 
durant Barlow '85, Admissions Counselor, repre- 
sented the College. 


The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter held a steering com- 
mittee meeting at the home of Lee Rooker '85, chair- 
man of the chapter, with Carroll Oliver Roach, '84, 
Director of Chapter Development, in October. Robin 
Wilson Lea '66 is serving as co-chairman of the 


The Birmingham Alumnae Chapter hosted a guid- 
ance counselor luncheon with Elaine Liles, Executive 
Director of Admissions, on November 1 7. Anne Dial 
McMillan '63 organized and hosted this event which 
was held at South Trust Bank. 


Boston area alumnae enjoyed a luncheon in late 
November at Neiman Marcus. Laura Catching Alex- 
ander '71 organized this event. 

Boston alumnae also participated in a networking 
party for alumnae of women's colleges in December. 


The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter held a steering 
committee meeting with Lee Johnston Foster '75, Ex- 
ecutive Director of Alumnae Activities on October 27 
at the home of Harriet Bangle Bernhardt '50. 

The Chapter hosted a prospective student party 
with Jane Kornegay '83, Associate Director of Admis- 
sions, at the home of Betty Lankford Peek '50 in 
mid-November. Barbara Barnes Wissbaum '79 is 
chairman of the Chapter. 

Charlotte alumnae enjoyed the Annual Old Dom- 
inion Oyster Roast in November. Mary Shuford '83 
and Mary Wray Wiggins '81 represented Mary Bald- 
win in planning the event. 


The Columbia Alumnae Chapter hosted a luncheon 
honoring Nancy Mayer Dunbar '60, recipient of the 
Emily Smith Medallion award, on November 5 at the 
Forest Lake Country Club. Representing the College 
were Eric Stoley, Executive Director of College Rela- 
tions and Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of Chap- 
ter Development. 

New officers for the Columbia Chapter are Ellen 
Moss Westfall '67, Chairman; Liz Edgerton '84, co- 
chairman; Lisa Melton Boyle '82, Secretary; Amelia 
Watson Usry '80, Treasurer; Betty Crews Brandon '43, 

Rose Driver Stuart '69, Ellen Moss Westfall '67, Chapter 
chairman, Nancy Mayer Dunbar '60, and R. Eric Staley, 
Executive Director of College Relations, talk at the head 
table during a chapter luncheon in Columbia. 


The Dallas Alumnae Chapter hosted a wine and 
cheese party at the home of Mary Ellen Killinger 
Durham '66 with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development in mid-November. 

Valerie Lund Mitchell '74, Chairman, Hollon Mead- 
ers Otte '75, Julie Clark Reedy '73, and Carlo Rucker 
Nix '57 met with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development, for a steering committee 
meeting while she was in Texas. 

The Chapter also hosted a Christmas Brunch on 
December 5 at the home of Nancy Currey, former 

Eastern Shore 

The Eastern Shore Alumnae Chapter held a lun- 
cheon with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development, at the home of Kate Scott 
Jacob '50, Chairman in early October. Also in atten- 
dance were: Amine Cosby Kellam '35, Treasurer; 
Cecile Mears Turner '46, Lou Hall Bloxom '87, and 
Caroline Walker, Advisory Board of Visitors member. 


The Mobile Alumnae Chapter held a kick-off party 
at the home of Laura Claire Hays Holmes '53 with Dr. 
John Rice, Vice-President for Institutional Advance- 
ment, and Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development in mid-October. 

New officers are: Anne Johnston Oppenheimer 
'75, Chairmen; Kathy Blackshear Word '77, Co- 
Chairman; and Ellen Bancroft '83, Secretary/Trea- 
surer. Also helping in the planning were Belinda 
Norden '84, and Robin McMurphy Nelson, '85. 


A party was held in Montgomery at the home of 
Melanie Walthall Taylor '65 in mid-October for 
alumnae. Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development, and Dr. John Rice, Vice-Presi- 
dent for Institutional Advancement, attended from the 
College. Sarah Spratling '75 and Elmore Bortlett In- 
scoe '60 helped Melanie organize the party. Sarah is 
the chairman of the steering committee. 

Eastern Shore Alumnae Chapter members. Amine Cosby 
Kellam '35, Kate Scott Jacob '50, Chapter chairman, 
Cecile Meors Turner '46, and Caroline Walker, member 
of the Advisory Board of Visitors, discuss chapter plans 
during their fall meeting. 


The Houston Alumnae Chapter hosted a guidance 
counselor brunch with Audi Bondurant Barlow '85, 
Admissions Counselor, at the home of Solly Goerner 
Bridges '64 in October. 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63, Cynthia Knight Wier '68, 
Chairman; and Allison Hall Bloylock '76 met with 
Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of Chapter Devel- 
opment, for a steering committee meeting on Novem- 
ber 9. That evening, the Chapter held a wine and 
cheese party at the home of Minnie Lee Mahoney 
Ginther'30 with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development. 

New Orleans 

The New Orleans Alumnae Chapter hosted a guid- 
ance counselor luncheon with Elaine Liles, Executive 
Director of Admissions, on November 20. Arrange- 
ments for the luncheon were made by Betsy Burton 
Crusel '61 and Macon Clement Riddle '63, chairman 
of the chapter. 

^ New York 

The New York Alumnae Chapter hosted a cocktail 
party with Dr. James Lott, Dean of the College, and 
Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of Chapter Devel- 
opment at the home of Laura Kerr '84 in October. 
Sarah Griffin '86 is the chairman and Carolyn Smith 
'86 is the co-chair of the Chapter. 


The Peninsula Alum- 
nae Chapter held an 
Apple Day luncheon at 
the home of Kam Bon- 
foey Burgdorf '61 with 
Carroll Oliver Roach 
'84, Director of Chapter 
Development, in early 
October. The Peninsula 
Chapter has mode a 
gift of a microwave 
oven to the Alumnae 

Relaxing after the Peninsula Alumnae Chapter Steering 
Committee Meeting are Mim West '58, Peggy Saunders 
Hayes '62, Anne Coleman Huskey '58, Kom Bonfoey 
Burgdort '61 Chapter chairman, and Carolyn Holdeman 
Hawkins '63. 


The Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter hosted on 
Apple Day Party at the home of Lin Roberts Madaro 
'63 with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of Chapter 
Development, and Dr. James Lott, Dean of the Col- 
lege, on October 18. Brenda Hagg '81, chairman of 
the Chapter, helped Lin organize this event for alum- 
nae and their families. 


The Raleigh Alumnae Chapter held a steering com- 
mittee meeting with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Direc- 
tor of Chapter Development, at the home of Dena 
Aretakis Horn '81, Co-Chairman. Also attending 
were Susan Train '69, Chairman; and Betty Engle 
Stoddard '60. 


The Richmond Alumnae Chapter hosted an Apple 
Day cocktail party honoring Dr. and Mrs. Thomas 
Grafton in November at the Downtown Club. Repre- 
senting the College was Eric Staley, Executive Direc- 
tor of College Relations. They participated in the 
Bizaore Bazaar in early December as a fund raiser 
selling Morovian sugar cakes. 


The Roanoke Alumnae Chapter held a steering 
committee meeting at the home of Cyndi Phillips 
Fletcher'82 with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development, and Lee Johnston Foster '75, 
Executive Director of Alumnae Activities. Cyndi is the 
chairman of the chapter. 

They also hosted a cocktail party in early Decem- 
ber at the home of Sarah Belle Eoson Parrott '73, with 
Lee Johnston Foster '75, Executive Director of Alum- 
nae Activities representing the college. 

San Antonio 

The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter hosted a wine 
and cheese party at the home of Katie McGee '86 in 
November. New officers for the chapter are: Katie 
McGee '86, Chairman; Alison Wenger Boone '77, 
Co-Chairmon; Mandy Burrus Tolaat '80, Secretary/ 
Treasurer; and Judith Sydnor McNeel '74, Newslet- 


The Staunton Alumnae Chapter hosted a guidance 
counselor luncheon at President Tyson's home in Oc- 
tober. They also sponsored a reception for parents of 
prospective students during the Fall Overnight in 
October, which was organized by Anne Faw Bernard 

A Virginia Sampler Tasting Party was held in the 
Reigner Room of the Grafton Library in November. 
Mopsy Pool Page '48 and Anne Sims Smith '45 orga- 
nized the tasting party and Ethel Smeak '53 gave tours 
of the newly renovated Academic building. 

Mary Sue Mattox McAllister 17, Kitty Hold Douer '40, 
Mopsy Pool Page '48 and Anne Sims Smith '45 at the 
Staunton, Virginia Sampler Tasting Party. 


The newly formed Waynesboro Alumnae Chapter 
hosted a wine and cheese party at the home of Sarah 
Maupin Jones '39 in late November. This party, in 
honor of Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson, President, was also 
attended by Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director of 
Chapter Development. Sarah is the Chapter chair- 
man and Vol Sutton Payne '76 is the co-chairman. 








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Son Antonio alumnae attending the November wine and 

cheese were: 

Row 1, Left fo Right }ud\ih Sydnor McNeel '74, Jane 

Durrani Fried '69, Grace Kennedy '83, Nancv Hayne '87, 

Melissa Raider Keahey '80, Morijane Gish '66, Katie 

McGee '86. 

Row 2, Left to Right Mary Kerr Denny '64, Donnie Fraser 

Stitt '40, Annie Terrell Dittmor '38, Solly Cheney Walker 

'40, Jane Thurmond Gregory '52, Mary Goodrich Baskin 

'46, Alice Ball Watts '52. 



We recently heard from the 
daughter of ELIZABETH 

BOTTOM Brewer that she is 
91 years of age and is in good 
health. Elizabeth is the mother 
of six sons and one daughter, 
Class of 1941. Elizabeth lives 
in Lebanon, Ky. 


VANTER Rancher of Atlanta, 
Go., writes that her great- 
granddaughter recently came 
through meningitis, "a miracle 
for which we are most grate- 
ful." Her doctor reports that 
she is well and will have no 
side effects. Margaret has a 
total of five great-grandchil- 


The Alumnae Office recently 
received news of ELIZA- 
BETH PFOHL Campbell of 
Arlington, Va. The Wash- 
ington Chapter of the National 
Academy of Television Arts 
and Sciences has selected her 
as a founding member of the 
Silver Circle of Washington 
Broadcasting. The Silver 
Circle was created to honor 
men and women who have 
worked in broadcasting for 25 
years and have made a sig- 
nificant contribution during 
those years. Elizabeth was 
also honored by THE 

with their Lifetime Achieve- 
ment Award for "her strongly 
held convictions that television 
must be a powerful tool for 
change, education, the best 
and the brightest of art, music, 
and drama ..." 


unteers for the St. Luke Hos- 
pital. She resides in Fort 
Thomas, Ky. 


From Hilton Head, S.C., 
man writes that she recently 
became o greot-grond- 


doo resides in Clorkston, Mi., 
in the summer and in Jackson- 
ville, Fi., in the winter. Hervol- 
unteer activities include being 
involved with the United 
Methodist Church. She is re- 
tired and manages her own 

MARY CARTER, of Atlanta, 
Go., is retired. Her volunteer 
activities include Meals on 
Wheels and church activities. 


ioe, of Staunton, Va., volun- 
teers for activities such as 
Women of the Church, the Al- 
tar Guild, and Meals on 

Murphy and her husband 
Frances Blake ore both enjoy- 
ing retirement in Galstonbury, 
Ct. They hove three children, 
and find vicarious pleasure in 
their six grandchildren. 
MAY MeCALL has enioyed 
traveling to 12 different coun- 
tries since she has retired. Her 
volunteer activities include 
church work, and other activi- 
ties with children at a Speech 
and Hearing Center. May re- 
sides in Savannah, Go. 
and Cassel, of Richmond, Va., 
keep busy with their 1 2 grand- 
children. Cassel is a retired 

and John are retired and are 
living in Kingsport, Tn. 
and her husband William have 
three children and two grand- 
children. Marion and William 
enjoy cruises and playing golf. 
They reside in St. Simons Is- 
land, Ga. 

Hughes and James are resid- 
ing in Cincinnati, Ohio. 



After the death of her father in 

has been keeping busy with 
some substitute teaching and 
"loves every minute of it!" She 
relates that it is great being 
called at the crack of dawn to 
go teach. 


Our belated sympathy to 
whose husband died Novem- 
ber 17, 1986 after five major 
operations and treatment 
complications. Gladys lives in 
Baltimore, Md. 



mon and Robert hove moved 
to Vero Beach, PL, after living 
in Connecticut for forty years. 
Marjorie and Robert ore re- 


and Frank reside in Winches- 
ter, Va. They are both retired, 
and are the proud grandpar- 
ents of nine grandchildren. 
Hendersonville, N.C., is very 
active in civic affairs and some 
political activity, having 
served two terms on the local 
planning board. She is cur- 
rently serving on the Hender- 
son County Board of Elections, 
and hos served as president of 
the League of Women Voters. 
Sally is also active in her 
United Methodist Church. Her 
husband is retired and they 
have four children and five 
wonderful grandchildren. 


of Orangeburg, S.C, writes 
that her husband, Dan, is di- 
rector of development for 
Presbyterian Homes of South 
Carolina, and they travel all 
over the state to visit churches 
and individuals. 


gomery, AL, attended an MBC 

party hosted by MELANIE 
WALTHALL Taylor '65, of 
Prattville, Al., in October. 


JOAN MORAN Smith, of 
Formville, N.C., and Bert have 
four children and three grand- 

From Schenectady, N.Y., SU- 
SAN STEWART Goldthwoite 
writes that her husband is re- 
tired after 38 years with Gen- 
eral Electric and they are 
enjoying the leisure lime. They 
both enjoy golf and bike rid- 
ing in the summer and skiing, 
bowling, and bridge during 
the winter. Their daughter has 
graduated from Elmira Col- 
lege and the University of 
Minnesota and is a speech 
therapist. Their son graduated 
from Brown University and is a 
division manager for Helene 

From Mount Airy, N.C., JANE 
DARDEN Britt writes with the 
sad news of the death of Bob 
Osborne, husband of SHIR- 
borne. We send our deepest 
sympathy to Shirley Anne. 


LYNNE McNEW Smart and 
her husband Richard are re- 
siding in Pine Bluff, Ark. 
Lynne's volunteer activities 
include the Arkansas Arts 
Center, Pine Bluff Junior 
League, and the Pine Bluff Art 
Center Guild. 

From Hampton, Vo., MARY 
ESTES Cumming writes that 
she and her husband stay busy 
with seven grandchildren 
under the age of seven living 
nearby. Mary continues to 
play for the New Market Bap- 
tist Church; two services each 


row, of Little Rock, Ark., is a 
housewife and o referral real 
estate agent. Her volunteer 
activities include the 20th 
Century Club. Her husband 

Nevil IS the owner of Arkansas 
Sign and Neon, an outdoor 
advertising company, 
Roanoke, Va., is a housewife. 
Her husband Allie is the presi- 
dent of A. B. Kreger Company. 
They have two children and 
two grandchildren. 
Rocky Mount, N.C., has been 
the library director at Wes- 
leyan since last September. Liz 
represented Wesleyan at the 
inauguration of Dr. Tyson at 
MBC which she said was "a 
really special occasion." 


From Melbourne, Flo., JULIA 
JOHNSTON Belton writes 
that she has retired from 
teaching the physically hand- 
icapped for the Brevard 
County School Board after 21 
plus years! Julia is looking for- 
ward to more leisure time and 
less stress, with time for tennis 
and golf lessons, some travel, 
swimming and volunteer work 
at her church, school, and 


ANN JONES Comley re 
cently moved to Athens, Go., 
when Roger left Virginia Tech 
to take a position with the Uni- 
versity of Georgia Continuing 
Education Center. 
of Martinsville, Va., is still in- 
volved with doll houses and 
has won third place in Char- 
lotte, N.C., shows. Tom is still 
working in the furniture busi- 
ness. Their son lives with them 
and tutors at a local grade 

Our sympathy to BETSY 
WHITE Richards whose hus- 
band died October 20, 1986. 
Betsy has three children. 



recently represented Mary 
Baldwin College oton inaugu- 
ration of a new president for 

Colby Sawyer College, New 
Wilmington, N.Y., September 

Lunsford of Asheville, N.C., 
recently won the 5K race in her 
age group. 

participated in a three week 
Smithsonian tour of China in 
the fall of 1986. Jane lives in 
Birmingham, Ala. 
We send sincere sympathy to 
land who lost her youngest 
son, Scott, in a hunting acci- 
dent in January. Betty lives in 
Charles City, Va. 



folk, Va., native and who 
maintains residences in Suf- 
folk and Manhattan, continues 
to paint complex images. A 
collection of her paintings re- 
cently opened at the Ingber 
Gallery in Manhattan. 



Holmes hosted an MBC cock- 
tail party in her home in 
Mobile, Al. It was attended by 
several alumnae and friends. 
From Charleston, S.C., 
sends news of her family. 
Louis is a trophy manufac- 
turer; both sons are medical 
doctors, and her daughter has 
received her master's degree 
in special education. Mickey's 
son-in-law works with her in 
real estate. 

JANE LAIRD Hammond and 
Frank ore still in Moss Point, 
Miss., where he has limited his 
law practice to representing a 
local bonk. Their four children 
are educated, grown, and 
married, so now they hove 
time to do some of the things 
they hove always wanted to 


a member of the notional ad- 
visory board, Pre-Retirement 
Planning for Mid-Life and is 
on the executive board of the 
Suffolk County Office for 
Women. Daughter, Lauren, is 
associate producer of "Good 
Morning America" and son, 
Jamie, is attending UNC — 
Chapel Hill. 



Davis ore looking forward to 
their 30th wedding anniver- 
sary in September 1987. They 
are now proud grandparents 
of Jordan. 


Volendio, Venezuela, has 
been home for seven years to 
and her family. Peter is man- 
ager of a company that leases 
and operates heavy equip- 
ment. Their oldest daughter is 
at Duke University and their 
two youngest daughters at- 
tend the International School 
in Valencia. 


Westhampton Beach, N.Y., is 

of Manassas, Va., stays busy 
with many volunteer activities 
such as being a board mem- 
ber of the Virginia Association 
of Hospitals, the vestry of 
Trinity Episcopal Church, and 
she participates in many fox- 
hunting and hound activities. 
ANN MAXWELL Burnett is a 
pre-school teacher in Spring- 
field, Ma. Her volunteer activ- 
ities include the Vestry at her 
church. Ann and her husband 
Donald have four children. 
John are residing in Dalton, 
Go. Ilo's volunteer activities 
include hospital work, the 
Heart Fund, and the Board of 
Directors of the American 
Cancer Society. Ha and John 
travel a lot, and have two 

and Jim reside in Waynes- 

boro, Va. Nancy is actively in- 
volved in her church, and Jim 
is an anesthesiologist. They 
have three children. 
We send sympathy to 
ley whose husband, John, died 
October 6, 1986. Nancy lives 
in Daleville, Va., and is at- 
tending graduate school to 
obtain her master's in guid- 
ance and counseling. 


LOUISA JONES Pointer of 
Harrisonburg, Va., has had 1 2 
years of teaching experience 
and is the mother of two young 


recently had a wotercolor ex- 
hibit at SAC's Gallery in Mont- 
gomery, Al. Shirley resides in 
Pike Road, Al. 

lives in Indianapolis, Ind., 
where husband Douglas is the 
department research scientist 
and lab director of otolaryn- 
gology at the University 
Medical Center. 
JEAN BOONE Hill is presi 
dent of Interior Space Consul- 
tants, Inc., small contract 
interior design firm. Husband 
Lloyd is on architect. Sons, 
Mike and Jim Cherrybone, are 
grown and away from home — 
but not too for! Jean lives in 
Gainesville, Go. 
is residing in Richmond, Va. 
She works for the Virginia De- 
partment of Planning and 
Budget, in the convention 
planning department. 


PEGGY MAPP, of Luther- 
ville, Md., volunteers for the 
Patrons Board of McDonough 
School, and she is the church 
finance secretary. Her hus- 
band Lloyd is self-employed, 
and they hove two children. 
LYNN BUnS Preston and 
Bob enjoy their life in Boulder, 

Colorado. Lynn stays busy 
wilh volunteer activities such 
OS the Red Cross, being a Sun- 
day school teacher, and the 
Boulder Guild for the Denver 
Children's Hospital. Lynn and 
Bob hove three children. 
travel agent in Goodletts- 
ville, Tn. Her volunteer activi- 
ties include the Woman's 
Club, church, and being o 
scout leoder. Her husband 
Jerry is the president of First 
Cumberland Bonk. They hove 
two children. 

Houston, Tx., works part-time 
for an architect and is a part- 
time secretary for Amigos de 
las Americas. Emily and Tom 
hove two boys who are in 

KIT STUART Wise is a real 
estate broker in Boulder, Co. 
Her volunteer octivities in- 
clude the Boulder County 
Hospice ond the Boulder 
Antique Show. 

ROBERTS Modara and Ed- 
ward reside in Norberth, Pa. 
Rosalinda keeps busy with 
many projects such as The 
Weeders Garden Club, being 
the director of the Herb Soci- 
ety of America, and being o 
deocon for the Bryn Mowr 
Presbyterian Church. 
shall, of Suffolk, Vo., is a li- 
brarian at the Lorchmont 
Branch Library. Jane and her 
husband Thomas hove one 

on English teacher in Birming- 
ham, Al. Her volunteer activi- 
ties include the Junior Leogue, 
being on oltor guild, and be- 
ing Mayflower descendent. 
BETSY FITCH Benton is an 
observer with Beginning 
Teacher's Assistant Progrom 
in Norfolk, Va. Some of her 
volunteer activities include the 
Junior Leogue, Meals on 
Wheels, and the Children's 
Hospital of King's Daughters. 
Her husband Clyde is o whole- 
saler for The Investment 
Group. They hove two daugh- 

Compteand her family are re- 
siding in Virginia Beach, Va. 
Lee works for Concrete Pipe & 

Schwartz, of Charlotte, N.C., 
is a self-employed interior 
designer, and her husband 
Robert is a pediatric endocri- 
nologist. They have two 

ANN DIAL McMillan, of Bir- 
minghom, AL, has been o vice 
president of South Trust Bonk 
since 1975. She is serving as 
co-chairman for the Birming- 
ham Festival of Arts this year. 
NANCY BLOOD Ferguson, 
of Asheville, N.C., volunteers 
at the Carolina Day School. 
She is also the director of 
Sports Tune Motor Co. LTD. 
SALLY DUPREE Barnett has 
returned to librorianship after 
working with children for a 
number of years. She and her 
husband Ronald travel and 
show their antique motor- 
cycles. They ore both senior 
master judges for antique 
vehicles. Solly and Ronald 
reside in Huntsville, Al. 
ANN BOOKER Keyser, of 
Williamsburg, Vo., is in real 
estate soles. Her husbond 
Norman is a real estate 
broker. They hove two chil- 

Marks ond Stuart ore living in 
Raleigh, N.C., where she is 
teaching, as well as counsel- 
ing in private practice. Stuart 
is writing a book about hunt- 
ing in the South. 


San Antonio, Texas, recently 
won a notional CASE Award 
(silver medal) for Imoginotive 
Publications Ideas for publi- 
cations she has done at Trinity 



lor hosted o MBC party at her 
home in Prottville, Al. in Oc- 
tober. It was attended by 
Stronoch '67; and FRANCIS 

From Columbia, S.C, BETSY 
WALKER Cote writes that she 

and friend ore running a 
horsebock riding program at 
nearby stoble. Betsy teoches 
five classes each week. Her 
son, Walker, will be attending 
Clemson University in the foil, 
and two doughters, Nello and 
Elizabeth, enjoy horseback 
riding and hove ponies. 
ter keeps busy os a wife, 
mother, and volunteer in Ar- 
lington, Vo. Bob continues to 
enjoy practicing law in North- 
ern Virginia. They hove hvo 
sons, Conrad and Andrew. 



Roe recently represented 
Mary Baldwin College at the 
inauguration of a new presi- 
dent for United Theological 
Seminary, St. Paul, Mn., 
November 7, 1987. 
and her husband Tim are re- 
siding in Richmond, Vo. Janet 
is substitute school teacher 
and a piano teacher, and Tim 
is self-employed boot 
manufocturer. They hove two 

SALLY MARKS Goodwin, of 
Cooperstown, N.Y., is a stu- 
dent working towards o M.L.S. 
degree. Her volunteer activi- 
ties include the Cooperstown 
Concert Series. Her husband 
Gory is the director of Human 
Resources of M.I. Bossett 

her husband Peter Green re- 
side in Reston, Vo. Esther is a 
supervisor and lead analyst of 
a group of 12 computer sys- 
tems analysts/programmers. 
Peter is a self-employed edi- 
torial consultant. 
SANDY STORM Smith, of 
Palm Beach, FL, is the director 
of morketing for the Palm 
Beach Festival. She ond her 
husband Culver have two high 
school children. 



Ragsdale and her husband 
Randy reside in Petersburg, 
Va. Randy is a self-employed 
periodontist, and Barbara is 
involved in many volunteer 
activities such as the Peters- 
burg Gourmet Club, ond the 
Southside Dental Society. 
son, of Greenville, N.C., is a 
middle school librarian. Her 
husbond Tom is on externol 
affairs specialist, and hos o 
Sundoy night jazz radio pro- 
gram OS hobby. Frances 
writes that with Tom's music 
interests and two teenogers, 
there is never a dull moment! 
From St. Simons Island, Go., 
JANICE SMITH Barry writes 
thot she has recently sold her 
Home Health Agency and is 
anticipating o move to Char- 
lotte, N.C. Janice is still selling 
reol estate ond has received 
her securities license. Michael 
is vice-president of marketing 
for Sun Health Enterprises. 

MARIAN Mcdowell 

Whitlock of Lonsdale, Po., has 
been accepted for the pro- 
grom of the 7th World Con- 
ference on the Gifted and 
Talented to be held in Salt 
Loke City, Utah, to present her 


noch, of Montgomery, AL, at- 
tended on MBC party in the 
home of MELANIE WAL- 
THALL Taylor '65 in October. 

recently represented Mary 
Baldwin College at the inau- 
gurotion of new president 
for The University of Dela- 
ware, Wilmington, De., 
October 24, 1987. 
Cornevole of Rockville, Md., 
and her husband. Rich, still 
work for the Food and Drug 
Administrotion. She is associ- 
ate director of the Contami- 
nants Policy Staff ond he is 
deputy director of the New 
Animal Drug Evaluation. 
Daughter Sarah (unlike her 
parents, Cotherine writes) is o 
"whiz" in moth — and Cather- 
ine remarks, "We may have 
picked up the wrong boby at 
the hospital." 

and family live in Richmond, 
Vo., where she ond her hus- 
bond both work with the 
Chesterfield County school. 

Both of their children are ac- 
tive tennis players in the Mid- 
Atlontic Tennis Association. 

Krach, of Woodbridge, Vo., is 
homemoker, ond sells edu- 
cotionol toys on o port-time 
basis. She also does Ger- 
man-to-English tronslotions 
for the American Red Cross 
Notional Headquarters. Her 
husband Gory is a manager 
for International Trade Reg- 
ulotions for GTE. 
NANCY RUFF, of Chicago, 
II., is on independent piono 
teacher. Her volunteer activi- 
ties include the Chicago Area 
Music Teochers Association, 
and being o Beat representa- 
tive for the Chicago Police 

JEANNIE LINN Oster writes 
that she ond her husband 
Charles hove been living in 
Kenya, Africa the post three 
yeors. Jeonnie is a manage- 
ment troining advisor, and 
Charles is a physician. They 
hove two children. 



recently represented Mary 
Baldwin College at the inau- 
guration of new president 
for the University of Georgia, 
Athens, Go., October 18, 

recently represented Mary 
Baldwin College ot the inau- 
guration of new president 
for Thomos Nelson Commu- 
nity College, Hampton, Vo., 
October 24, 1987. 
Barker and family live in Col- 
ville, Wosh., and love living on 
their ranch. Suzanne teaches 
kindergarten and enjoys her 
doys off to ride horses, ploy 
tennis, and ski. Their sons, 
Jason ond Jeffrey, ploy base- 
ball, and enjoy archery and 

ruso and Bill have completed 
five yeors at First Presbyterion 
Church in Sarasota, Flo. He is 
director of Chrisfion educo- 
tion and she is associote 
Christian educator. She loves 
being "Moma" to Paul. 
From Santa Rosa, Calif., 

gomery writes that she is still 
working as general manager 
for Laura Checel's Chevre 
(manufacturer of French-style 
goat cheese). 




Altomari recently represented 
Mary Baldwin College at the 
inauguration of a new presi- 
dent for Skidmore College, 
Sarasota Springs, N.Y., Sep- 
tember 26, 1987. 
represented Mary Baldwin 
College at the inauguration of 
new president for N.C. Cen- 
tral University, Raleigh, N.C, 
October 17, 1987. 
Jacksonville, Fla., is working 
OS an education coordinator 
for the Family Service Center 
at Jacksonville Naval Air Sta- 
tion. Leslie coordinates the 
classes they teach (and 
teaches some of them), such as 
stress management, assertive- 
ness training, family commu- 
nications, as well as providing 
counseling for service fami- 

Cormichoel Calif., and hus- 
band Larry are employed in 
the data processing field. 
Larry is currently data base 
administrator for the State 
Board of Equalization and 
Kathryn is serving as a techni- 
cal manager on a three year 
job service automation project 
for the Employment Develop- 
ment Department. 
From El Cajon, Calif, GRACE 
HITCHMAN McGroth writes 
that she is busy organizing 
earthquake/disaster pre- 
paredness programs for her 
school district. She is also a 
Cub Scout leader, room 
mother, and fine arts coordi- 
nator in her spore timel Bill is 
coaching Little League for re- 
laxation (I?) from his law 
practice. They have two busy 
sons, Mike and Brent. 
JANET ERNST Mills writes 
from Carlisle, Pa.,thotsheand 
her family are looking for- 
ward to their upcoming move 
to Tel Aviv, Israel. Their three 
children will attend school 
with children from more than 
45 other countries. 

recently represented Mary 
Baldwin College at the inau- 
guration of a new president 
for Eastern Mennonite Col- 
lege, Harrisonburg, Va., Sep- 
tember 1 9, 1 987. 
of Virginia Beach, Va., is in- 
volved in church work and vol- 
unteer work with the PTA. She 
is also working part-time for 
on accountant and loves it! 
From San Antonio, Texas, 
writes that she and her hus- 
band stay busy with their 
horses and bird dogs. 



Fowler, of Camden, S.C, is on 
attorney and a shareholder in 
law firm. Her husband Sam 
is a managing partner and 
owner of o motel business. 
and her husband Mark Lester 
reside in Little Rock, Ark., 
Jeannie is the president of the 
League of V^'omen Voters of 
Arkansas. Her volunteer ac- 
tivities include the Audubon 
Society and the YV^^CA. She 
and Mark have two children. 
of Los Angeles, Co., is on ac- 
tress. She writes that her big- 
gest credits have been starring 
roles in the movies, "Summer 
Rental" and "Jagged Edge." 
She has also had reoccuring 
roles on St. Elsewhere and L.A. 

of Madison Heights, Vo., is o 
housewife and mother. She 
also teaches piano and is a 
Church Choir Director. She 
and her husband Chris hove 
two children. 

of Metairie, La., is a house- 
wife. She is involved in volun- 
teer activities such as the 
Junior League and the March 
of Dimes. Beth and her hus- 
band Daniel hove three 

JANE INGE Wallaceond her 
husband Bill reside in Roa- 

noke, Vo. Jane is a housewife, 
and her volunteer activities in- 
clude the Junior League of 
Roanoke Valley, church, and 
elementary school. Bill is on 
attorney. They have three 

Richmond, Vo., writes that she 
and her husband Bill ore part- 
ners in commercial concrete 
contracting. They have three 



of Baltimore, Md., is o realtor 
associate for Chos Fitzgerald 
& Company, Inc. Her volun- 
teer activities include the U.S. 
Women's Open Golf Tourna- 
ment Committee, and being 
treasurer of the Bryn Mawr 
school. Carol and her hus- 
band Eric have two children. 
of Norfolk, Vo., is an invest- 
ment officer for Sovran Bank. 
Scott is on owner of a Boy 
Diesel. Demi volunteers for 
the King's Daughter Circle, a 
children's hospital. 
SHIRE is residing in Fort 
Worth, Tex. 

and her husband Steven hove 
recently moved to Fountain 
Hills, Az. They have been 
enjoying parenting their 
daughter and exploring their 
new community. Jane is o 
sales executive and Steven is a 
pastor for a Presbyterian 

gan, of Dunwoody, Go., 
works in the Customer Service 
Division of medical claims for 
John Hancock Insurance. 
Mark is manager for Kroger 
grocery store. 

Sebrell and husband John ore 
residing in Lynchburg, Va. 
Sollie is involved in her 
church's soup kitchen, and 
John is a Senior vice president 
for Sovran Bank. They hove 
two children. 

thorpe of Mechanicsville, Va., 
is the vice president/manager 
of Customer Service Center 
for Sovron Bank. Her volun- 

teer activities include the Ju- 
nior League, Mary Baldwin 
College, and the National As- 
sociation of Bank Women. 
Lindsay and Hugh enjoyed a 
trip to England in October. 
and her husband Larry both 
work for Davidson College in 
Davidson, N.C. Gardner is the 
Associate Dean of Admis- 
sions, and Lorry is the Associ- 
ate Professor of Art History. 
Bill and LINDA DODD Eber- 
sole adopted a son. Drew, in 
1985. Linda is working full- 
time as an assistant head 
nurse on the medical/surgical 
floor. Bill and Linda live in 
Winchester, Va. 
Hemeter and husband, Jess, 
have been living in Baltimore, 
Md., for the past two years. 
Elizabeth is o corporate attor- 
ney with Johns Hopkins Health 
Systems and Jess is financial 
systems manager with Johns 
Hopkins Hospitol. 
From Kitty Hawk, N.C, 
writes that she and her family 
thoroughly enjoy living on the 
Outer Bonks of North Car- 
olina. This is their second year 
of serving the Outer Banks 
Parish of the United Methodist 
Church and they hope to re- 
main there for a long time! 
Their youngest daughter 
started kindergarten this year, 
and with some of her spore 
time, she has taken up tennis 
and loves it! 

merman of Myrtle Beach, S.C, 
recently enjoyed o trip to New 
York with some teacher 
friends. Her son, Chris, is in 
middle school and he partici- 
pates in everything from Brain 
Blitz competition to all sports 
and student council. 
and Michael reside in Greens- 
boro, N.C. Barbara works 
part-time as a bonk teller, and 
Michael works in marketing 
and sales for Integrol Truck 
Leasing. Barbara's volunteer 
duties include being a Sunday 
School teacher and the PTA. 

house in September. They ore 
busy with constructing and re- 
novating on addition to their 

ALICE SMITH, of Iowa City, 
Iowa, has completed her sec- 
ond Master's degree In 
Speech Pathology, and is busy 
completing a residency in the 
Department of Otolaryn- 
gology at the University of 
Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. 
She is excited to be in on the 
start of cochleor implants in 
profoundly deof children. 
bond, Robert Lackey, live in 
Atlanta, Go., with their little 
daughter, Allie-Foir Lackey 
Keel. Rebecca is clerking in 
the U.S. District Court, North- 
ern District of Georgia. 
gusta. Go., is busy raising 
three sons and a daughter. 
She does lots of volunteer 
work with the Junior League, 
and finds time to ploy some 



LEIGH YATES Former and 
Stuart moved into their new 

recently represented Mary 
Baldwin College at the inau- 
guration of a new president 
for Westminster College in 
New Wilmington, Po., Oc- 
tober 23, 1987. 
Montgomery, Al., owns Spice 
and Everything Nice, a full ser- 
vice gift basket company. 
Sarah also attended on MBC 
party in October that wos 
hosted by MELANIE WAL- 
THALL Taylor '65. 
DAIL WILLIS, of Chicago, II., 
has recently been named fea- 
tures editor of the Chicago Sun 
Times. Doil is one of three at 
the management level of the 

DEE BRANDON Allison of 
Borboursville, Va., is teaching 
French at Orange County 
High School. She recently ac- 
companied a group of her 
French students on o six day 
trip to Montreal and Quebec 

JANET FARRAR Griffin lives 

in Rome, Ga., and is president 
of the Junior Service League. 
Her daughter, Emily, is three. 
From Rio Piedros, Puerto Rico, 

writes thai she and her hus- 
band hove adopted a little 
boy, John Mark. They own a 
Puerto Rican arts and crafts 
store in Old Son Juan. 
NGA TRIEU Klein of Wilton 
Manors, Flo., writes that she 
has Kvo lovely little girls, Kat- 
rin and Kristin. 

of Swoope, Va., has been a 
pre-school teacher for nine 
years and is an actress and 
director with Oak Grove 
Theatre. Marion is the mother 
of two children. 


LIN, of Mobile, AL, has three 
children, one son and two 



McAllister of Staunton, Va., is 
the mother of two elementary 
school aged children, and has 
recently accepted a position 
teaching French to elementary 
school students. 
owns and operates o gift and 
antique shop, and she ex- 
plains that it is "a great excuse 
to spend money!". Her volun- 
teer activities include the Ju- 
nior League. 

land. Me., is the owner of 
The Sewing Shop, a custom 
window treatment and home 
decorating/tailoring and al- 
terations shop. 

ELOISE CLYDE Chandler, of 
Virginia Beach, Va., works for 
a principle investment com- 
pany. Her husband William is 
a general contractor for a 
construction company. They 
hove two children. 
and her husband Scott reside 
in Chicago, II. Wright is a 
mother, and Scott is a physi- 
cian. They hove one daughter, 
and Wright explains that she is 
"working her buns off being a 

Daughtridge and her hus- 
band, Belk, are living in Myrtle 

Beach, B.C. Grace is painting 
landscapes and seascapes in 
oil. She had her first showing 
in March 1987, which was a 
success! She hopes to have 
two more showings in the fall 
of 1987. Her husband is man- 
aging the Belk's store at 
Briorcliffe Mall. 


LEN IS a paralegal/title ex- 
aminer for Minnesota Title, a 
real estate title insurance 
agency in Bioomington, Mn. 
LISA HOFFER Ward, of At- 
lanta, Go., is a co-owner of 
Household Personnel Consul- 
tants, Inc. with CATHY GA- 
ZALA 78. Lisa and Charles 
hove two children. Lisa's vol- 
unteer activities include the 
Junior League and the Wren's 
Nest. Cathy's volunteer activi- 
ties include the Junior League, 
the High Museum of Art, the 
Egleston Hospital for Chil- 
dren, and the Atlanta Preser- 
vation Society. 

Schwahn, of Atlanta, Ga., is 
the personnel manager for the 
low firm of Swift, Currie, & 
Hiers. Her husband Frank is a 
medical soles regional mana- 
ger for Summit Medical Tech- 
nologies. Claire and Frank 
hove one daughter. 
burg, of Austin, Tx., is a recep- 
tionist for an investment firm. 
Her husband Barry is a Latin 
teacher at the University of 
Texas. Jane's volunteer activi- 
ties include the Center for Bat- 
tered Women, the Wild Basin 
Wilderness Preserve and the 
Junior League. 

FAYE ANDREWS Trevillion 
and her husband Dole are re- 
siding in Williamsburg, Va. 
Faye is employed in real es- 
tate investment, and her vol- 
unteer activities include the 
Kingmill Women's Social 
Club, the Kingsmill Garden 
Club, and the American Asso- 
ciation of University Women. 
CAT FERRIS, of Charleston, 
W.V., is the director of mark- 
eting for the Town Center 
shopping moll. Some of her 
volunteer activities include the 
Junior League, the Lions Club, 

and being a lay reader for the 
Episcopal Church. 
LISA HOWARD Grose and 
Rob ore still enjoying Syra- 
cuse, N.Y., where she stays 
busy with daughter Anne and 
her school. Rob is a marketing 
represenlotive for IBM. 
berlake writes from Monterey, 
Va., that she and her family 
live on a farm. She is an art 
teacher for the Highland 
County schools. 


tont football coach at Wash- 
ington and Lee University. 
They hove one "child," a 
black Lab named Boo! 


and her husband Joe hove re- 
cently bought a home in Roa- 
noke, Va. Boo Is working in the 
trust department of Dominion 
Bank, and Joe is a contractor. 
Ken and ALICE WELCH Cox 
hove three children, twin sons. 
Josh and Ben, and a daughter. 
Alice and family live in Way- 
nesboro, Va. 

KELLY MILLER has recently 
changed jobs and is now on 
office service assistant with 
the Virginia Deportment of 
Motor Vehicles. Kelly lives in 
Richmond, Va. 



Myra, N.Y., recently repre- 
sented Mary Baldwin College 
at the inauguration of the new 
President of Elmira Women's 
College, Elmira, N.Y., Novem- 
ber 6, 1987. Allise is enjoying 
working as a probation of- 

and family hove recently 
moved from Virginia Beach, 
Va., to Kingston, R.I., where 
husband Dae is assistant con- 
tracting officer at Newport. 
They ore busy working on re- 
storing a 150 year old farm 
house. They hove two chil- 
dren, Rachoel and Kotherine. 
From Son Antonio, Texas, 
writes that she was recently 
named to the top administra- 
tive post of the Son Antonio 
Chapter of the Americon Insti- 
tute of Banking. 

of Bowie, Md., is working on a 
hotline for the Notional Center 
of Missing and Exploited Chil- 
dren. She hopes to enter the 
University of Maryland in the 
foil to work on her Master's in 
Counseling Psychology. 
PAT ELLIOTT has broken 
into Virginia politics. She was 
recently appointed to a state 
office in Richmond, Va. 
CARY OSBORNE has been 
concentrating on ancient Near 
Eastern civilizations at James 
Madison University in Harri- 
sonburg, Va., and is looking 
forward to her M.A. in history. 
From Staunton, Vo., LU- 
writes that she is working as o 
social worker at Western State 
Hospital in the admissions 


mond, Vo., is an editor at the 
Virginia Historical Society, 
and she has recently pub- 
lished on article called "Henry 
Clay and the American Claims 
against Portugal, 1850." The 
article was published in the 
Summer 1987 issue of the 
Journal of the Early Republic, 
which is the major journal of 
the history of the United States 
from 1789 to 1848. 
Brooklyn, N.Y., is working in 
New York as an Equity stage 

The Alumnae Office recently 
received news of REBECCA 
LOVINGOOD who was 
selected as the Outstanding 
Master of Science Graduate 
Student in Oceanography by 
the Honor Society of Phi 
Kappa Phi, Old Dominion 
University Chapter on April 
23, 1987. Rebecca lives in 
Portsmouth, Va. 
ley of Lexington, Vo., writes 
that she is now working for the 
Rockbridge County schools as 
a bookkeeper for the food 
service office. Jeff is the head 
baseball coach and on ossis- 


mond, Vo., is on attorney for 
House Davidson & Proffitf. 
Her volunteer activities in- 
clude Lawyers for the Arts, 
and she has received honors 
such as Who's Who in Ameri- 
can Law Schools, and the 
Moot Court Scholor in Law 

Mount, N.C., is on advertising 
copywriter for Belk Group 

an account coordinator for 
Estee Lauder Inc. Robin is re- 
siding in Richmond, Va. 
LISA HOUGH Cole and 
Marty are residing in Raleigh, 
N.C. Lisa is consumer credit 
counselor for Family Services 
of Woke County, and Marty is 
subcontractor for Cole & 
Faulk Enterprises. Lisa and 
Marty hove one son. 
of Rye, N.Y., is a grants officer 
of corporate social policy for 
Chemical Bonk. Her husband 
Donald also works for Chemi- 
cal Bank as on associate of 
banking and corporate fi- 

her husband Jeffery are re- 
siding in Richmond, Va. Bar- 
bara is an internal auditor in 
the Trust department of Cres- 
tor Bank. She is also a certified 
public accountant and a char- 
tered bonk auditor. 
PAHI BEVERLY Austin and 
her husband Jeffery are re- 
siding in West Columbia, S.C. 
Patti is an attorney for the law 
firm of Lewis, Lewis, Bruce & 
Potts, P.A. Jeffery is a sales- 
man for Ben Arnold Company, 

From Washington, D.C., 
that she is now on administra- 
tive assistant with Sovran Bonk 
in Bethesda, Maryland. 
ner of Beckley, W.Va., is a 
special education teacher in 
Raleigh County. She is work- 
ing on her master's degree 

from the West Virginia Col- 
lege of Graduate Studies. She 
and Charles have a Yorkshire 
terrier puppy named Mogul! 
From Rosemont, Pa., PATRI- 
CIA SMYTHE writes that she 
is workmg in the structured 
settlement services depart- 
ment of an insurance broker- 
age firm. 

Steve and SUSAN WANTZ 
Evans are still living in Miami, 
Fla., but are hoping to move 
soon. Steve is in the Air Force 
there and Susan keeps busy 
working for Bloommgdale's 
and loves it. 

leau lives in Oakland, Calif., 
and is working for Bloir Spon- 
gier Interior and Graphic De- 
sign m San Francisco 
MEGG POTTER lives in Ra 
leigh, N.C., and recently re- 
ceived her J.D. from the 
Campbell University School of 

Traylor and Kevin hove two 
sons, Brandon and Ben. Becky 
works in the Mary Baldwin 
Development Office as pros- 
pect research manager. Becky 
and family live in Staunton, 

is teaching kindergarten in the 
Alexandria, Va., public 
schools while working on her 
master's in early education. 


and Tim live in Richmond, Va. 
Beth is currently a marketing 
assistant with Progressive 
Casualty. She has received a 
second B.A. from Elon College 
in psychology. 

from Charlottesville, Va., that 
she will be attending medical 
school at the Medical College 
of Virginia in Richmond, be- 
ginning August, 1987. 
From Vista, Calif., ROBIN 
NEWCOMB Lermo writes 
that she recently spent some 
time in Thailand when she 
went there to visit her husband 
who is a Marine officer on a 
six month cruise. Robin con- 
tinues to enjoy her job as as- 
sistant to the president of a 
recreational vehicle resort 
marketing business in South- 

ern California. 


folk, Va., is currently teaching 
creative writing at Norfolk 
Academy's Summer Arts Pro- 
gram and is completing her 
M.A. in English, creative writ- 
ing, at Old Dominion Univer- 
sity. Renee has recently been 
elected to the board of direc- 
tors of the second district 
Women's Political Caucus. 
Her husband, Dudley Watson, 
is an electrical systems design 
engineer at Analysis and 
Technology, Inc. 
working with Robinson-Hum- 
phrey Company in Atlanta, 
Go., in their corporate finance 


ANNA BROWN of Chariot 
tesville, Vo., recently received 
her B.S. in nursing from the 
University of Virginia and has 
token a job at Norfolk Gen- 
eral Hospital. 

From Fort Worth, Texas, 
SARAH GIBSON writes that 
she has received a B.A. in in- 
ternational business from the 
University of Texas in Austin. 
Sarah lived in Paris for a year 
studying French. She works for 
her mother in the oil and 
ranching business and has 
plans to continue her educa- 

Charleston, W.V., is a per- 
sonal assistant for Senator 
Paul Trible. Her volunteer ac- 
tivities include being an assis- 
tant youth leader at church. 
and her husband Richard re- 
side in Front Royal, Vo. Kate is 
the assistant manager for 
Casual Corner, and Richard is 
a line-man for Richardson- 
Wayland ICAL Corporation. 
low, of Staunton, Va., is the 
assistant director of admis- 
sions for Mary Baldwin Col- 


Her husband Borry is a trans- 
portation specialist for Corpo- 
rate Truck Leasing. 
RE PLANK Johnson, of 
Ruckersville, Vo., is o radio- 
logic technologist for Cul- 
peper Memorial Hospital. Her 
husband Lloyd is o waste- 
water operator for the town of 

Richmond, Va., is on assistant 
monagerfor General Services 
Corp. She also works at 
Tholhimers part-time for a 
cosmetics line. 

SON, of Doytona Beach, FL, 
works in the customer relo 
tions and promotions deport- 
ment of Security First Federo 
Savings ond Loan. She volun 
teers for Wildlife Rehobil 
itation, and she has won on 
honorable mention poetry 

ANNE RYDER s an odver 
tising executive for Dominion 
Newspapers in Alexandria, 
Vo. She is a member of the 
Alexandria Joycees, and she 
won 1st place in the Virginia 
Press Association Advertising 
Awards last March. 
LISA ANN CARR is a self 
employed bookkeeper in 
Winter Pork, Fl. She also bar- 
tends for the Tropical Theatre 
in Orlando. 

SUSAN ROSE Sheild, of 
Richmond, Vo., is an account 
representative for Select Tem- 
porary Services, and her 
husband George Cabell is an 
account representative for 
Xerox Corporation. 
Fallston, Md., is on account 
executive at Citicorp Global 
Payment Products Division. 
Her volunteer activities in- 
clude the Junior League of 
Baltimore, Inc. 

Richmond, Va., is working as 
a realtor at Old Richmond 



Culpeper, Vo., is a school 

teacher for learning disabled 



Loderick is the manager of ' 
Montaldo's bridal depart- 
ment. Her volunteer activities > 
include being the assistont 
chairperson for the Richmond 
MBC Alumnae Chapter. Ste- 1 
phen Michael is o supervising 
senior accountant for Peat, ; 
Marwick, Main & Co. 
From Roanoke, Va., AMY j 
BRIDGE writes that after ( 
graduation she moved to Lon- ' 
don tor six months. Amy is 
currently working tor Univer- 
sal Communications Systems 
in Roanoke as a systems ori- 
entation specialist. 
in Baltimore, Md., and is as- 
sistant manager for Carroll 
Reed Clothiers. 
The spring issue of Asides, the 
quarterly publication of the 
Shakespeare Theatre at the 
Folger, records the promotion 
TON to subscriptions rep- 
resentative at the Folger. Anno 
lives in Tokoma Park, Md. 



cently represented Mary 
Baldwin College at the 
inauguration of a new presi- 
dent for Dickinson School of 
Law in Carlisle, Pa., Septem- 
ber 19, 1987. 

teacher and o coach at Pep- 
perell Middle School in Rome, 

Hagersville, Md., is attending 
travel school to become a 
travel agent. 

KIM WRIGHT Ratclifte, of 
Greensboro, N.C., is a para- 
legal for the law firm of 
Brooks, Pierce, McClendon. 


• Virgin Islands Air/Sea Yacht Cruise, February 
21-28, 1988. INTRAV. 

• Voyage to Patagonia and Cope Horn, Falkland 
Islands and the Southern Andes, March 9-19, 
1988. Travel Dynamics. 

• Russia, July 27-August 9, 1988. INTRAV. 
For more information, contact the Office of 
Alumnae Activities, 703/887/7007. 


EMMY MARION Donohue 70 and Rusty, a son, John Adam Robb, 
September 1, 1985, and a son, David Hite Marion, September 2, 

JILL EISEMAN Lewis 70 and Dick, a daughter, Michelle Catherine 
Lewis, September 26, 1987. 

GRAY THOAAAS Rodrigues-Barbera 71 and husband, a son, 
Joseph Thomas, April 18, 1987. 

ROBIN SPENCE 71 and husband, a son, Clifford Spence Lucas, 
March 18,1987. 

EVE BREMMERMANN Collord 72 and husbond, a daughter, 
Gibson Dolmage, February 18, 1987. 

SUE HEBRANK Chrome 75 and husband, a daughter, Dorothy 
Jean, May 25, 1986. 

ANNE NORTH Howard 75 and Dennis, o daughter, Elizabeth 
Reed, December 2, 1986. 

KAREN McCONNELL Daniel 76 and husband, a daughter, Kenlyn 
Bush, May 14, 1987. 

BARB DEAR Waddle 76 ond husband, a daughter. 

ALISON WENGER Boone 77 and Taylor, a daughter, Virginia 
Redditt, October 12, 1987. 

DIANE HEPFORD Lenohan 77 and husband, a daughter, Virginia 
Hassler, June 15, 1986. 

KATHY BALLEW Bowen 78 and John, o daughter, Katherine 
Bonner, July 12, 1986. 

MARTHA GATES Gailo 78 and Don, a daughter, Caroline Ford, 
February 21, 1987. 

MARY MEADE ATKINSON Sipple 78 and Chuck, a son, Charles 
Henry, V, October 31, 1986. 

LISA HOEFER V^ord 78 and Charles, a daughter, Eiizobeth Mar- 
shall, April 12, 1987. 






Pictured above are the members of the 1987 alumnae 
basketball team. They v/ere defeated by the varsity team 63-60 
at the November 14th game. 

BACK ROW — Joy Denise Breed '82 — Shelley Lane Tucker 
'83 — Barbara Susan Misko '79 — Stocv Lynn 
Phillippi '84 — Janie Huske Safterfield 70 — 
Mary Hotchkiss Leavell '73 — Kerri Glenn 
Byrne '84 

KNEELING — Constance Anne Bak '75 — Shirley M. Doug- 
lass '76 — Pamela L. Leigh '84 — Gayla Mi- 
chelle Dodson '84 

FRONT — Kimberly Brooke O'Donnell '82 

KIM BAKER Glen '79 and Charles, o daughter, Soroh Courtney, 
March 30, 1987. 

LYNNE KREGER Frye '79 and Mark, o son, Mark Allan, Jr., Feb- 
ruary 21, 1987. 

KATHE WILLIAMS Hetzer '80 and Scott, a girl, Virginia Tyler, 

January 11, 1987. 

LORI SMITH Piatt '81 and Roderick, a daughter, Sybil Elizabeth, 

May 27, 1987. 

CYNDI PHILLIPS Fletcher '82 and Jeffery Randolph, a son, William 
Burnett, June 30, 1987. 

KELLY PHELPS Winsteod '84 and husband, a daughter, July 8, 

DEIDRE FLEMING Doughtery '84 and Guy, a daughter, Alexandra 
Elizabeth, November 4, 1987. 

KAY McCORD Yonts '84 and James, a son, Christopher Aaron, 

April 28, 1987. 

MARY SUSAN STEFFEY Troxler '84 and husband, a daughter, 
Kristen Lynette, January 15, 1986. 

LINDA MORTON Carduner '84 and Mark, a daughter, Melissa 
Virginia, December 19, 1986. 


VICTORIA REID '64 to Robert Shannon Argobright, II, November 

SUSAN SHIPMAN '76 to Mark Alan Jicho, April 4, 1987. 

KATHRYN KAPPES '79 to Daniel Comorovschi, April 25, 1987. 

SHERRY RAMSEY '79 to Grant Aleksander, September 19, 1987. 

ROZALIND FOREMAN '82 to Thomas O. Tanner, III, April 18, 

DIANE MARIE HOUDRET '83 to James Edward John III, Septem- 
ber 20, 1987. 

RITA JEANNE LANDIN '86 to Stephen Loderick, August 9, 1986. 

JENANNE YORK '87 to Bob Montgomery, September 25, 1987. 

JENNIFER F. MURDAUGH '87 to John Henry Jordan, October 3, 


LOUISE GREGORY Mudge '12, February 24, 1987. 
MANNIE NOniNGHAM Meors '18, May 27, 1987. 
GLADYS PALMER Beatty '21, September 8, 1987. 
AUGUSTA SMITH Yeilding '23, February, 1987. 
DIXIE ALEXANDER TAYLOR '26, April 13, 1987. 
JANE HINDMAN Dickey '37, August 21, 1987. 
REBA WILSON Boyer '38, October 22, 1987. 
RUTH OWEN Whitfield '40, September, 1987. 
MARY ANNE LEWIS Seal '48, April 2, 1987. 
FAY WHIPPLE Allen '51, March 9, 1987. 
JULIET S. LEDBEHER Sanders '81, August 5, 1987. 
MELISSA ANN DeMOYA '82, June 23, 1987. 


The Mary Baldwin College Alumnae Association 
has established, with the help of chapters, o network 
of alumnae in different areas to provide information 
about that area. This network will provide an alumna 
a contact in a new city before moving there. This 
contact can provide information about housing, en- 
tertainment, churches, employment, etc. in their city. 
They can also give information about chapter activi- 
ties and other alumnae contacts. Below is a list of 
connectors for the 1 987-88 year. For areas not listed 
below or for more information about the Connections 
program contact Carroll Oliver Roach '84, Director 
of Chapter Development, in the Office of Alumnae 


Lisa Hoefer Ward 78 
2525 Brookwood Drive, NE 
Atlanta, Georgia 30305 
Home: (404) 233-4182 
Work: (404) 233-61 10 


Mary Jim Quillen 72 
4215 Glenwood Avenue 
Birmingham, Alabama 35222 
Home: (205) 592-4114 


Laura Catching Alexander 71 
15 Cow Hill Road 
Sharon, Massachusetts 02067 
Home: (617) 784-4625 


Lynn Tuggle Gilliland '30 
328 Anthony Circle 
Charlotte, North Carolina 2821 1 
Home: (704) 366-7747 
Work: (704) 374-4101 


Mary Lauren Lehnertz Faulkner 79 
11984 East Cornell Circle 
Aurora, Colorado 80014 
Home: (303) 695-8317 
Work: (303) 623-2692 


Betty Crews Brandon '43 
301 Edisto Avenue 
Columbia, South Carolina 29205 
Home: (803) 771 -4090 


Clare DeClevo '85 
5222 Delooche 
Dallas, Texas 75220 
Home: (214) 368-1764 
Work: (214) 823-7420 


Mrs. Meg Gotfigon Wudgin '84 
Box 986 

Cherifon, Virginia 23316 
Home: (804)331-3021 
Work: (804) 442-0287 


Emily Dethioff Ryan '63 
6162 Inwood 
Houston, Texas 77057 
Home: (713)781-1418 


Joan N. Lowrie '85 
2431 Indian Hill Road 
Lynchburg, Virginia 24503 
Home: (804) 384-7687 
Work: (804) 846-3438 


Sherry Bossett Brooks '77 
502 Warwick Terroce 
Collinsville, Virginia 24078 
Home: (703) 647-1370 


Anne Johnston Oppenheimer '75 
105 Cannon Circle 
Mobile, Alobamo 36607 
Home: (205) 476-4710 


May Wells Jones '61 

37 Honeysuckle Lane 

New Orleans, Louisiana 70128 

Home: (504) 244-8477 

Work: (504)286-6317 


Laura Kerr '84 

314 West 94lh Street, Apt. #1-F 
New York, New York 10025 
Home: (212) 496-2605 
Work: (212) 640-9264 


Brendo L Hogg '81 
209 North Fourth Street, #2-C 
Philodelphio, Pennsylvania 19106 
Home: (215) 923-0764 
Work: (215)496-2148 


Letia McDoniel Drewry '78 
3506 Spolswood Place 
Hampton, Virginia 23661 
Home: (804) 722-4443 


Deno Arelakis Horn '81 
2611 Hozelwood Drive 
Raleigh, North Carolina 27608 
Home: (919) 787-7804 


Mary Kay Schorn Stoinbock '76 
5109 Bromley Lane 
Richmond, Virginia 23226 
Home: (804) 282-4009 
Work: (804)231-1852 


Sarah Belie Eason Parrolt '73 
3406 Exeter Street, S.W. 
Roanoke, Virginia 24014 
Home: (703) 985-0933 


Mandy Burrus Tolaal '80 
343 Hormon Drive 
San Antonio, Texas 78209 
Home: (512)822-8245 
Work: (512)349-4501 


Dona Flanders McPherson '82 
101 Madison Place 
Staunton, Virginia 24401 
Home: (703) 885-6024 
Work: (703) 885-831 1 


Virginia Phillips Counselmon '73 
1310 Daniel Avenue 
Norfolk, Virginia 23505 
Home: (804) 423-8587 


Laura Johnson Schultz '75 
1116 Westmoreland 
Alexandria, VA 22308 
Home: (703) 768-591 1 


Rachel Hobbs Blanks '75 
712 East Tazewell 
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 
Home: (804) 220-1593 

Alumnae Directories 

MBC Alumnae Directories are here. 
You can order one by sending a check 
payable to the Mary Baldwin College 
Alumnae Association for $22.00. Only 
a limited supply is available, and a 
new directory will not be published 
until 1992. So, order yours now and get 
in touch with all of those old 

The directories will be arranged into 
three types of listings: 

• Alphabetical listing: cross 
referenced by both current and 
student name. 

• Class listing: by student name (with 
current name in parentheses). 

• Geographical listing: by student 
name (with current name in 

Twenty of the new stucJents that entered in the fall are 
legacy students, having relatives who attended Mary 
Baldwin. Legacies ancTfheir families enjoyed lunch at 
Alunnnae House the first day of school. 

Front Row ILefi to Riqht) 

Liddy KIrkpatrick Doenges '63, Shannon Doenges '89, 
Leanne Witt '91, Linda Hearne Daniel '60, Shannon 
Paschal '87, Paula Paschal '91. 

Second Row (LeH to Right) 

Paige Amason '91 Debbie Spence Amason '74, Bobbie 
Welch '91, Alice Welch Cox '79, Millie Welch May '85. 

Top Row (Left to RighitJ 

Roy Amason, Don Kierson, ADP, 
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Welch. 

4, Susie Kierson '91, 



A panorama of the Mary Baldwin College campus. 
Size: 24" X 9'/2". 

Price: S15.00 (includes postage and handling) 


Each piece includes a hand-painted scene of the 
Administration Building and Chapel on the reverse side 
of the glass by Eglomise Designs of Boston. The mirror 
and the picture ore framed in wood and leafed in silver 
tones. The desk box is walnut with brass fittings. 
Mirror (15" X 26") $110.00 

Framed painting (10" x 15") S 80.00 

Desk box (12" X 7" X 2") $110.00 

Add $2.00 for shipping charges 


MBC seal marked in color on 1 5" x 1 5" canvas. Persian 
yarn is provided for working the design. (Background 
yarn is not provided.) 

Price $30.00 


The Washington Chapter has commissioned Frankie 
Welsh of America to design this very special scarf for 
Mary Baldwin alumnae. The 8" x 34" scarf features a 
bright green design on cream background. Send your 
order to Kim Baker Glenn, 704 Chetworth Place, Alexan- 
dria, VA 22314-1121. Please moke check payable to 
Washington Chapter, MBC. 

Price $18.00 


Contains over 500 tested recipes, all submitted by 
members of the Mary Baldwin family nationwide. A must 
in collection of beginners and experienced cooks. A 
unique gift item for Christmas, house-warmings, gradua- 
tion, engagements, birthdays. Mother's Day. Now in its 
second printing. 

Price: $8.95 
Add $1.50 postage and handling 


A package of ten notecards with on original drawing 
of the Administration Building by Augusta County artist 
Bill Haines. Envelopes included. 

Price $3.00 


Includes full skeins of DMC floss, materials, graph, and 
instructions. Makes an 8" x 10" picture. 
MBC Seal $15.00 

Administration Building $15.00 

Grafton Library $15.00 

Add $1.50 postage and handling. 


Black lacquer finish with hand-painted gold trim, fea- 
turing gold seal of the College. An engraved brass name 
plate can be attached to the bock of the header at a 
nominal cost upon request. Available in five styles. 
Boston rocker with cherry arms $160.00 

Boston rocker with black arms $150.00 

Captain's chair with black arms $155.00 

Captain's chair with cherry arms $160.00 

Side chair $110.00 

Child's chair $ 90.00 

Freight charges C.O.D. 


Sold through Mary Baldwin College Alumnae Association All proceeds 
Association Projects Fund, If you have questions concerning your order, pie 
Activiriesi 703/887-7007. 


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The Art of Teaching and 

acuity members did home- 
work, prepared assignments, 
received handouts, and 
participated in group work 
and discussion sessions 
during a weekend workshop 
at Mary Baldwin College 
November 13-14. "Learning 
and Thinking: Strategies for 
the College Classroom" was 
the focus of the event, 
sponsored by the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted 
under a grant received from the Jessie Ball duPont 

Faculty members participated in sessions led by 
Professor Joanne Kurfiss of the University of Dela- 
ware, an expert on late-adolescent intellectual devel- 
opment, and three members of the College's faculty: 
Ms. Molly Petty, Instructor of English and Director of 
the College's Writing Center; Dr. Kenneth Keller, 
Associate Professor of History; and Dr. James Gilman, 
Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy. 

J. rofessor Kurfiss presented a model for describing 
college students' level of inteOectual development. 
Based on the work of William G. Perry, Jr., the model 
identified four stages of development: 

Dualism, or "Just the Facts, Please." Most college 
students, especially in the first years, understand 
knowledge as information, and learning as informa- 
tion storage. Students assume that answers exist for 
most questions, that authorities — professors — know 
the answers, and that learning is acquiring informa- 
tion from authorities. They experience ideas and be- 
liefs acquired from authorities as equivalent to facts. 

Multiplicity, or "Everybody Has a Right to His or 
Her Own Opinion." Many undergraduate students 
reach this level of intellectual development. They con- 
cede that in some areas "right" answers are not 
known, and opinion prevails. Since answers are un- 
known, students find all opinions equally valid. They 
base their opinions on bias or whim. 

p. Relativism, or "It All Depends." This level of devel- 
opment, which acknowledges that some positions are 
more valid than others, is rarely attained by under- 

graduate students. Students can articulate the argu- 
ments for various positions, but make no commitment 
to any position. 

4. Commitment in Relativism, or "I Believe... 
Because . ..." At this level, reached by very few under- 
graduate students, a student examines a question in 
depth, explores the evidence from a variety of per- 
spectives, and makes a judgment. She remains open 
to new evidence that would be grounds for reexamina- 

Faculty members also shared ideas for assignments 
that challenge students to reach higher levels of 
thinking. As professors presented assignments, col- 
leagues identified conditions that facilitate intellectual 
growth. They stressed assignment clarification, 
structuring assignments in steps with frequent check- 
points, and supports for students as they take 
intellectual risks and confront assumptions. 

Schemes for clarifying and structuring assignments 
included purpose definition, exchanging assignments 
with colleagues for evaluation, provision of clarifying 
questions for students, and "norming." A new idea 
for many faculty members, norming is a procedure by 
which students clarify expectations for an assignment 
and identify criteria for evaluation. In groups, stu- 
dents rate sample completed assignments. They then 
discuss and defend their ratings, formulating guide- 
lines for performance and criteria for evaluation. 

Professor Kurfiss promulgated "Kurfiss's Law": 
"Provide three supports for every challenge." The 
faculty brainstormed supports, including preparatory 
activities such as brainstorming and modelling de- 
sired behavior, formation of a supportive learning 
community, peer feedback, ungraded evaluation of 
sample products, non-competitive classroom struc- 
ture, and involving students' personal needs and con- 

Special emphasis was placed on group work, 
through which students support and challenge each 
others' thinking, and on active involvement of learn- 
ers through debates, simulations, journals, case 
studies. Professor Kurfiss suggested the "jigsaw 
method" for group work: a class is divided into 
groups, each of which specializes in one aspect of an 
assignment. To complete the project, groups are re- 
formed so that each includes a specialist in each aspect 
of the problem. 


To conclude the workshop, faculty members chose 
two of four "classes" focused on devices for encour- 
aging intellectual development. Professor Kurfiss pre- 
sented successful models for encouraging critical 
thinking. They were characterized by clearly struc- 
tured steps, open-ended topics for which students 
could not fall into simple "right/wrong" thinking, 
group work with individual accountability, use of 
writing as a thinking tool, and frequent feedback. 

Professor Gilman presented techniques for foster- 
ing classroom discussion, while Professor Keller's ses- 
sions focused on exercises designed to elicit thinking: 
drawing conclusions, role reversal, developing evi- 
dence, and analyzing context. Ms. Petty shared wavs 
in which students can use writing to develop thinking 
skills, including double-entry learning logs, twenty- 
five word precis, pre-class written response to ques- 
tions to be discussed, end-of-class writing, and peer 
review. She also reviewed techniques for designing 
effective essay questions. 

"They learned new techniques for 
encouraging thinking and learn- 
ing, but also discovered that many 
of the strategies they already use 
are supported by research in 
student intellectual development." 

Faculty members found the sessions both stimulat- 
ing and reassuring: they learned new techniques for 
encouraging thinking and learning, but also discov- 
ered that many of the strategies they already use are 
supported by research in student intellectual develop- 

The workshop is part of a three-year college-wide 
focus on teaching and learning. The effort also in- 
cludes a series of discussions of current studies of 
higher education and presentations of practical, 
broadly applicable teaching strategies. A spring work- 
shop will focus on women's ways of knowing and 

Women's Ways 
of Knowing 

Once upon a time, men and women lived 
in separate worlds. They used different skills 
to survive, spoke different languages, and 
saw the world through vastly different 
lenses. They still do. 

The last twenty years have shown a re- 
markable evolution in the thinking about 
men, women and their differences, and 
nothing illustrates this as eloquently as my 
own bookcase. With "women's liberation" 
came the realization, or perhaps the vocaliza- 
tion, that women were being treated as in- 
ferior beings to men. A majority of research 
prior to that time had been done with male 
subjects, so when the standards of this re- 
search were applied to women, they failed to 
"measure up." Nowhere has this been 
pointed out with more clarity than in the 
work on moral development done first by 
Kohlberg (with male subjects) and then by 
Gilligan {bi a Different Voice). 

As women began to enter the world of 
work, the world of men, the differences be- 
came more apparent, and women were, in 
effect, urged to become more like their male 
colleagues in order to succeed in this new 
environment. We read The Managerial Woman 
by Hennig and Jardim and discovered that 
our "deficiencies" sprang from a lack of ex- 
perience in team sports and from not being 
encouraged to take more risks as we were 
growing up. We learned corporate games- 
manship, just like the big boys, from Betty 
Harragan in Games Mother Never Taught You. 
And we started dressing in navy blue and 
pinstripes, even wearing ties and fedoras, in 
order to blend in even more. Eyelashes, 
cleavage, and nail polish were taboo because 
they reminded men of what we really were 
and said more loudly than words that we 
were not "serious." 

Then came the breakthrough: Women's Re- 
ality by Anne Wilson Schaef, published in 
1981. This work clearly and fluently de- 
scribed the white male reality that we were all 
trying to fit into and that, like a new pair of 
too-small shoes, pinched. It outlined the dif- 
ferences between the worlds of men and 
women, and, most importantly, it began to 
celebrate the unique world of women and to 
recognize what it has to offer the world of 
men. In the work world, for example, new 
research has found that women managers 
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Learning Skills Center 

During the previous fifteen years, 
many colleges have provided re- 
source centers to assist students 
who are experiencing academic 
difficulty. Mary Baldwin has re- 
cently begun to provide such as- 
sistance. Judy Kilpatrick, director 
of the Learning Skills Center 
(LSC), a component of the Rosemarie Sena Center for 
Career and Life Planning, says, "The LSC has as its 
goal to be more than just a resource for academically 

impoverished students: honor students who are con- 
cerned about the quantity of material they need to 
learn, average students who want to turn a "B" or "C" 
into a coveted "A," senior students experiencing 
academic difficulty. We will accomplish this by teach- 
ing and facilitating students in the art and science of 
learning to learn. Learning to learn more efficiently is 
what the LSC is all about." 

Once a student contacts the LSC, she receives in- 
struction and has the opportunity to practice learning 
how to learn. The LSC provides for the students a 

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have a greater concern for employees, en- 
courage better office relations, and are more 
open to new ideas. These qualities, in turn, 
lead to greater productivity and increase em- 
ployee advancement. Men, on the other 
hand, tend to be more dedicated to the task at 
hand and to getting it done at all costs. 

While significant works have been written 
about the socialization of boys and girls and 
more recently about their moral develop- 
ment, a new work, entitled Women's Ways of 
Knowing, by Belenky, Clinchy, Goldberger, 
and Tarule, breaks new ground in its descrip- 
tion of the differences between men and 
women in their cognitive development. It is 
important to point out that the book is de- 
scriptive, rather than prescriptive; while it 
may give one critical clue as to what types of 
learners are in the classroom, it does not fully 
tell one what to do about it — that, after all, 
would be a male approach, and the authors, 
all women, are true to their own research. 
The voices of women in the book are com- 
pelling as they teU of not fitting in and of not 
trusting their own intelligence and intuition. 
They speak of trying to give teachers and 
professors what they wanted but of not, at 
heart, believing in it even as they answered 
test questions and wrote papers. But there is 
hope, too, as these same women tell of 
growth experiences, of finding their own 

In referring to the work of French feminist 

writer Marguerite Duras, the authors write. 
Usually, we are supposed to learn it 
the way men see it. Men move quickly to 
impose their own conceptual schemes 
on the experience of women. These 
schemes do not help women make sense 
of their experience; they extinguish the 
experience. Women must find their own 
words to make meaning of their experi- 
ences, and this will take time. (p. 203) 
The role of the teacher in the process is essen- 
tial. The authors refer to the analogies of 
Paulo Freire of the banker or the midwife. 
The teacher as banker believes that students 
are accounts to be filled with deposits by the 
teacher, or the banker. The teacher as mid- 
wife, on the other hand, assists in the 
"emergence of consciousness." As one of the 
students in the study said, "She (the teacher) 
helped me to be able to say what I wanted to 

Women's Ways of Knowing brings yet 
another dimension to the discovery — and 
the celebration — of the differences between 
men and women. My guess is that those who 
work in classrooms and who read this book 
will not enter the classroom again with ex- 
actly the same perceptions and beliefs about 
what goes on in that environment as she or 
he formerly held. 

Dr. Heather Wilson 
Dean of Students 

Emphasizes Efficiency 

resource which \«11 enable them to become active 
participants in the learning process. "Far too often 
students believe that if they read the textbook — 
whether they understand the material or not — and if 
they take notes during lecture, even though they may 
not look at the notes again until the night before the 
test, they have 'done their dut}'.' If they don't do well 
on the test, it certainly is not their fault. It's obvious to 
them that the professor is just too difficult and expects 
too much," savs Ms. Kilpatrick. 

The center provides instruction on how to read the 
text effidentlv, how to listen effectively in class and 
take adequate lecture notes, how to synthesize infor- 
mation from the lecture with information from the text 
and additional readings, and how to prepare for tests, 
how to take tests, and how to learn from the testing 
situation. Ms. Kilpatrick says, "As the student prac- 
tices these skills, she will begin to realize that learning 
is not restricted to memorizing isolated bits of infor- 
mation. Rather, it's a process of her encountering new 
information, internalizing this information, testing it 
against her personal knowledge bank and SNTithesiz- 
ing the new knowledge with previous information." 

According to Ms. Kilpatrick the first step to active 
learning is to learn the process of active learning and to 
practice the process within the cortfines of a specific 
course. As with any new skill, it takes practice. The 
student then develops the skills and the confidence to 
tr\' the process with other courses, and eventually she 
begins to realize that not only does it work within 
specific course areas, but it also works when assimi- 
lating information that cuts betv\'een disciplines. 

"How exciting for a student to discover that one of 
her favorite composers was a contemporary of one of 
the philosophers she stiidied in Phil-102, and that 
both were influential in shaping governmental deci- 
sions of the dav. This is an example of learning to 
internalize new information, synthesizing it with new 
and existing knowledge, and then integrating this 
information with previous life experiences," says Ms. 

Currentlv there are three major aspects of the LSC: 
Pro\isional Students Program, Referral System, and 

The Pro\'isional Students Program is designed to 
provide direct academic support to the few students 
who are accepted to MBC on a provisional basis. Each 
student takes a reduced course load, participates in a 
structured course offered through the LSC, and re- 
ceives up to three credit hours. Her progress in all 

courses is monitored throughout the year and eval- 
uated at the end of her full academic year. If she makes 
adequate progress, the provisional status is removed. 

The referral system is used by facult}', administra- 
tion, and students. Faculty- and administrators are 
encouraged to refer students to the Center. Often, 
referred students are experiencing difficult}' in suc- 
ceeding in academic courses or are experiencing a high 
degree of anxiet}' caused by concern over academic 
performance. Students also use the referral system 
extensivelv by self-referring or referring a friend. The 
moti\-ation for self-referrals may be to impro\-e a fail- 
ing grade or to enhance already successful skills. 

In an effort to reach as many students as possible, 
the LSC provides one-hour workshops open to all 
students and presented in the residence haUs. For 
example, during the faU semester the LSC and Resi- 
dence Life co-facilitated a workshop on time manage- 
ment, and another on test-taking strategies. The LSC 
also pro\ades seminars for specific classes when re- 
quested by professors. 

Currently the Center pro\'ides only generic learning 
skills — skills that can be generalized to all academic 
areas. Ms. Kilpatrick savs, "The LSC is planning to 
develop and implement a peer-tutoring program for 
the 1988-89 academic vear. This will proNide students 
with another avenue of support that will be specific to 
individual courses. Also, the LSC hopes to provide 
support for senior level students planning to attend 
graduate school by pro\'iding materials and instruc- 
tion in preparing to take various entrance exams such 
as the GRE for graduate school and the LSAT for law 

The LSC's deliver},' system is through traditional 
instruction, group and individual, and independent 
learning through video cassettes and audio-tutorial 
programs. However, during the next academic year 
the LSC plans to use computers in the independent lab 
which will pro\'ide reinforcement of academic skiUs 
and wUI afford students who are not currently compu- 
ter literate an opportunit}' to develop microcomputer 
skiOs in a non-threatening environment. 

"Learning is an exciting adventure and one that 
does not stop at the door of the classroom. Learning to 
learn is an invaluable life-long skill and the students of 
MBC now have an opportunity' to develop these skills 
tlirough the resources and expertise pro\'ided by the 
LSC," says Ms. Kilpatrick. 

Apple Day Celebration 

Left and center, Students 
celebrate Apple Day with 
caramel apples and 
blindfolded pudding 
eating contest. Right, Dr. 
Jerry Venn, Professor of 
Psychology reigns as 
Apple Day king. 

"Construction won't stop Tradition" was the Class 
of 1990's theme for this year's Apple Day. Wednes- 
day, October 14 was the 45th annual surprise holiday- 
from-classes for the Mary Baldwin community. 

Gretchen Carter '90, sophomore class president 
said, "When we were looking for a theme we tried to 
find something current. Even though the campus was 
changing physically we wanted to reassure the entire 
MBC community that Apple Day, one of our strongest 
traditions, would continue with just as much spirit 
and enthusiasm as ever." 

Beginning weeks in advance, the sophomore class 
worked together on all facets of Apple Day. "Our class 
generated incredible amounts of enthusiasm to plan 
this day and pooled together talents of all sorts. It was 
an event for the whole class to work together 
on and successfully accomphsh to 
create a 'cut-loose' day for all," said 

The festivities began during 
Tuesday-night dinner with a song, 
set to the tune of "Lollipop," pre- 
sented by the sophomores to alert 
the students that Apple Day had 
arrived. The entire campus then rushed to 
prepare for the Pre-Apple Day mixer. 

Early the next morning, the class of 
1990, decked out in their official Apple 
Day t-shirts, painted their names and 
messages on the waUs of the "Chute 
Room." Next they sponsored a 
picnic brunch, featuring apple 
dishes such as pie and fritters, on 
Hunt Hill. WhUe they ate, the 
students were entertained by 
the crowning of the Apple Day 
King and Queen and the sopho- 
mores' creative skits which were presented 
on Page Terrace. 

The games, emceed by Nancy Benson '90 — com- 
plete with her bullhorn and hard hat decorated with 
apples — included the traditional "apple bobbing" 
and "potato sack races" and innovative events such as 
a "blindfolded pudding-feeding contest" and a "hog 
calling contest." The sale of t-shirts, raffle tickets, and 
candy and caramel apples throughout the day helped 
raise money for the sophomore class. The Apple Day 
came to a close with a picnic supper during which the 
students were entertained by the guitar music of 
Michael Goggin. 

The first Apple Day at Mary Baldwin was on Oc- 
tober 15, 1942. TraditionaOy, there was a freshman 
picnic each fall, set up in place of hazing and as an 
annual holiday from classes. In 1942, the sophomore 
class took over this holiday and held the picnic in Mary 
Baldwin's Beverly Manor Orchard. That day the stu- 
dents and faculty gathered 1,000 bushels of apples, 
most of which went towards filling the "Apple Bas- 
ket" which was placed in the Lower-Back Gallery so 
students could get apples after Chapel. Besides pick- 
ing apples, there was a students-versus-faculty base- 
ball game; everyone watched the skits and picnicked 
together. Dr. Ethel M. Smeak '53, professor of English 
said that originally, "Apple Day was an attempt to 
change a hazing tradition which can be cruel and 
degrading into a positive tradition which would en- 
compass the whole MBC family." 

Throughout the '40s-'60s, Apple Day was held at 
the Beverly Manor Orchard. It was an event for every- 
one, not only the students, but also faculty, staff and 
their families. The day was a closely guarded secret, 
and no one except the president of the College and the 
sophomore class officers knew about the special day 
until that very morning. "The element of surprise 
surrounding Apple Day was overwhelmingly won- 
derful," said Dr. Smeak. Then the students would 
hitch a ride to the orchard with a Staunton resident 
(the entire community knew what was going on) and 
participate in the holiday of apple picking, games, 
skits and a picnic. 

Beverly Manor Orchard was sold in 1965 and the 
theme for 1966 was the "Apple-Less Apple 
Day." Because of bad weather, the 
students spent their surprise holi- 
day in King Gym enjoying the so- 
phomore's skits, games, music and 
traditional apple treats, such as 
cider and candied apples. 
Apple Day fell on a 
rainy day in 1967 
too, and the 
students had 
their second 
Apple Day in 
a row. The 
next year, 
Apple Day 
was held 
at Mr. 

and Mrs. W.P. Moore's 
(Dorothy Baughan '40) farm in 
Staunton. The Class of '71 ingeni- 
ously had bushels of apples trucked in and 
carried on tradition through the picnic, skits and 

That year. Dean of the College, Martha S. Grafton, 
who was also the acting president of the College, told 
Campus Comments, "I am afraid that Apple Day is on its 
way out. In previous years the college has owned or 
rented an orchard but with no orchard and no apples, 
Apple Day has become an absurdity." There was such 
an outcry from the student body, that two weeks later 
she wrote a letter to the editor of Campus Comments 
saying, "When 1 spoke of Apple Day being 'ridicul- 
ous,' I was referring to the fact that the college no 
longer owns an apple orchard nor is there an apple 
orchard within walking distance. I am not objecting at 
all to a surprise hohday nor to Apple Day." Apple Day 
was saved. 

In the late 1960s, the Apple Day Mixer was added 
to the holiday. It used to be held on the night of Apple 
Day but Dr. Smeak, who was the Dean of Students 
from 1974-76, changed the night of the party to Apple 
Day eve so the students wouldn't need to be ready for 
classes the next day. 

Today, Apple Day is as special as ever. In the 
beginning of October, the main talk on campus is 
"When is Apple Day?" Everyone enjoys the anticipa- 
tion, from the freshmen who are impatient, to the 
juniors who are 'old hat' at putting on Apple Day, 
to the seniors who are nostalgic about their "last 
Apple Day" — not to mention the sophomores 
with their cat-who-ate-the-canary grins. The 
faculty and staff also enjoy the excitement that 
Apple Day creates. 

Dr. Smeak pointed out that Apple Day, 

"serves not only as an antidote for 'sophomore 

slump' but also as a knitting of the sophomore 

class and of the other classes with the MBC 


Nancy Benson '90 agrees, "Apple Day 
was a big success — our class spirit was 
incredibly high. Everyone, all of the 
classes, had so much fun." 


The Annual Fund Phonathon is an 
organized effort to contact all alumnae, par- 
ents, and friends of the College to enlist their 
support for the Annual Fund. Organized by 
the Annual Fund office, the phonathons are 
held twice each fiscal year (July 1 - June 30); in 
the Fall, as a follow-up to the first solicitation 
letter, and in the Spring, as a reminder to 
those who haven't yet pledged or paid their 
gifts. Over 80 percent of those called send in 
their pledges, a tribute to the strong support 
Mary Baldwin College generates. 

The success of the Phonathon can be 
attributed to two key factors: organization 
and trained student callers. With each phon- 
athon, the Annual Fund office further fine 
tunes its operation, constantly changing pro- 
cedures to achieve better results. Whether it 
means writing new scripts for the callers, 
adding new information to the phonathon 
cards, or further segmenting the donors (by 
gift amount, by class year), the Annual Fund 
office examines what worked and what 
didn't work to come up with even more effec- 
tive means of encouraging contributions. 

The student callers have really made the 
difference in the Phonathon success. Re- 
cruited, interviewed, selected, trained, and 
paid, they number approximately 25 for each 
phonathon and they work hard, several 
nights a week for several weeks, to solicit 
pledges. It's difficult to work quickly, limit 
the time of each call, yet be friendly and 
persuasive; but they do it, and do it well! Of 
course, some calls take a little more effort 
than others, and getting a flat refusal is no 
fun. But, it's a great feeling to get a pledge 
from someone who hasn't given in years or 
who has never given, and the Annual Fund 
office provides special incentives for good 

As Mary Wexler '91 puts it, "The first 
phone call was a little scary, but 1 know the 
people I call are as interested in the growth of 
the College as I am. It's fun to compare notes 
on being a Mary Baldwin College student, 
too!" The College is fortunate to have dedi- 
cated students like Mary to serve as ambassa- 

How do the students benefit from being 
callers? First, doing telephone sales is a real 
"growing experience," as any caller can tell 
you, because it develops confidence, skills of 
persuasion, and mental stamina. For these 
same reasons, it is also a great item to have on 
their resumes. Naturally, the students enjoy 
being paid, but they also get a real sahsfac- 
tion from meeting the evening's goals or 
setting a new record — and they have fun! 

Each night's phonathon operation is di- 
rected by a student "phonathon manager" 
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Kathleen Sale '89 and 
Suzanne Gardner 
dance with their fathers 
at the Junior Dad's 

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who actually carries out that 
night's plan to meet the goals set 
by the Annual Fund office. The 
manager also encourages the stu- 
dent callers, supplies them with 
soft drinks and chips, and sorts 
completed calls. These student 
managers, Anne Holland, Pam 
Pruitt, Katherine Brant, and Karen 
Griffin have gained valuable ex- 
perience in working with others 
and they have learned responsi- 

An added dimension this year 
is the time spent by staff and 
faculty members who serve as the 
"responsible adult" required to be 
present at all campus functions. 
These volunteers enable the An- 
nual Fund office members to take a 
few hours to work on other tasks, 
while the student managers carry 
out the evening's directions. 

Last Spring, the Parents Coun- 
cil sponsored the very first Par- 
ent-to-Parent Annual Fund 
phonathon, contacting the par- 
ents of current students. Volun- 

teers telephoned over 600 parents 
and increased current parent giv- 
ing by 162 percent. More impor- 
tantly, the information shared 
helped all parts of the College do a 
better job. The Parents Council 
has plans for a similar phonathon 
for the spring of 1988. 

Mary Baldwin College benefits 
from the Annual Fund Phonathon 
in several ways: student contact 
with prospective donors often re- 
news the MBC bond as they share 
news about what's new at the 
College; the students gain an 
understanding, early-on, of how 
important it is to support their 
school; and the College receives 
more support for the Annual 

The Annual Fund helps pay for 
day-to-day operational expenses 
at Mary Baldwin. Since tuition and 
fees only pay 67 percent of the 
costs of operating the College, An- 
nual Fund dollars are crucial in 
filling the gap between tuition and 
the actual cost of a Mary Baldwin 
College education. 

Junior Dad's 

A Family Tradition for 20 Years 

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Mary 
Baldwin College's "Junior Dad's" weekend. Over the 
years, the junior classes have created weekends that 
are special for everyone. The class of 1989 organized 
events and activities that included a picnic and a 
President's reception involving the whole family. The 
weekend culminated with a formal dinner/dance, 
during which the juniors received their class rings 
from their fathers or other close friends. 

The tradition of Junior Dad's was started in the fall 
of 1967. Claire "Yum" Lewis Arnold '69, who was the 
Junior Class President at the time, told Campus Com- 
ments in 1967 the reasons her class started Junior 
Dad's; "There has been a long-felt need to present the 
juniors with their class rings in a very special way. We 
also needed a junior parents day." Thus "Junior 
Dad's" became a tradition. 

Ms. Arnold, who now lives in Atlanta and is a 
member of Mary Baldwin's Board of Trustees, em- 
phasizes that Junior Dad's was meant for everyone. 
"At one point during the planning of Junior Dad's, a 
girl said, 'it's really not fair to have a dad's day. My 
father's dead, what am I going to do?' 'Well, my 
father's dead too,' I told her. 'I was planning on asking 
my math professor. Colonel Booth, to be my dad for 
the evening. " 

When she returned to Mary Baldwin a few years 
after her graduation, Ms. Arnold "was astonished to 
find that the girls thought of Junior Dad's day as an 
event that had always been there. It's really rewarding 
to see that it's so special to the girls at Mary Baldwin 

Indeed, to most students. Junior Dad's is one of the 
most special events of their four years at Mary Bald- 
win. Elizabeth Hammock '89 said, "I thought that it 
was neat that my father, who is not only part of our 
family but of Mary Baldwin's as well, gave me my ring; 
it was special for both of us." Her father, Gordon 
Hammock, assistant professor of business administra- 
tion said, "I liked the warm feeling of coming together 
with students, parents and the College on a festive 
and traditional occasion. It is certainly one of the most 
memorable events at Mary Baldwin." 

Often considered the most eftective recruitment 
program on campus, the overnights for prospective 
students inspire more than 90 percent of those who 
attend to apph' to Mar\' Baldwin. Just two years ago, 
the admissions office changed from typed letters to 
printed in\dtations which caused a major increase of 
participants in the overnights. Marsha Vayvada, art 
director, said, "Because we knew such a high percen- 
tage of students who attended the o\'ernights actually 
applied to Mary Baldwin, it made sense to design an 
eye-catching in\'itation. The admissions office agreed 
with the recommendation; now the overnights have 
more than two times as many participants as before." 

For prospective students, an overnight is the per- 
fect time to see firsthand what Marv' Baldwin has to 
offer. The admissions staff makes aU arrangements 
and conducts interviews with the participants during 
their visit to answer any questions and to accept 
applications. Jane Komegay '83, associate director of 
admissions, said, "We want those who attend the 
overnights to feel as though they've become college 
students for two days. We know that our students are 
our best representatives, so we make arrangements 
for them to host the overnight participants. While 
many small colleges have overnights, we do a lot more 
programming than most. By the time the participants 
leave, a combination of their host students and faculty 
members have answered all their questions." 

Pam Hoffmann, a high school senior from Balti- 
more, attended the Autumn Overnight with her 
mother. Mrs. Hoffmann said, "Starting with Presi- 
dent Tyson everything here was wonderful. When 
she spoke to us you could teU she really cared about 
Mary Baldv^dn and the quality of education the stu- 
dents receive. Also, 1 was reaOy impressed with the 
percentage of professors who hold doctoral degrees. 1 
attended both large and small colleges and I believe a 
small college has an environment that will be better for 

While Pam agrees with her mother, other aspects 
of Mary Baldwin are appealing to her. She says, "I'm 
most impressed with the opportunities Mar\' Baldwin 
offers. I'm interested in the business program but I 

haven't really decided on a definite major. There are 
so many things to do here. My mom's sure surprised 
that I chose a women's college. Not having guys 
around all the time is terrific with me, and from what I 
understand, there are a lot of road trips to co-ed and 
men's colleges." 

Stephanie Leftwich, a high school senior from 
Beckley, WVa, is interested in Mar)' Baldwin's psy- 
cholog}' and drama departments. She says, "The Au- 
tumn Overnight was terrific. I stayed with Rachel 
Festa '91 (a host student) and we talked untU about 2 
a.m. 1 learned a lot about Mary Baldwin from her. 
Also, the Student Life Panel was so informative. Be- 
cause there were both students and faculty', we heard 
both perspectives. I planned on looking at other col- 
leges but now that I've been here, looking at other 
colleges would be a waste of time. My parents are also 
really impressed, which is great. They said I could go 
am'where I want, and I want to attend Marv Baldwin. 
I've already filled out an application." 

There are six overnights per year: the Summer 
Overnight for high school seniors, the Autumn Over- 
night for high school seniors, the Winter Overnight 
for high school seniors, the Applicant Overnight (in 
March) for those who have already been accepted to 
Mary Baldwin, the BaUey Overnight for BaUey Schol- 
ars, and the Junior Overnight (in April) for high school 

Prospective student Pam 
Hoffmann with host 
student, Lisa Dickerson '91. 

H 198^86 Attendance Fibres 

— 1986-87 fQj Admissions Overnights 






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Coaches Anticipate Successes 
Throughout 1988 Season 

Christmas Cheer 

Mary Baldwin College and the Staunton community cele- 
brated the holiday season by coming together for Christmas 
Cheer. The traditional lessons and carols service was held at 
the First Presbyterian Church, on Sunday, December 6, with 
700 attending. 

The program of scriptures from the Old and New Testa- 
ments were read by students and faculty from the College, 
and everyone sang traditional carols throughout the service. 
The selections performed by the Mary Baldwin College choir, 
conducted by Curtis Nolley, included "Fanfare for Christmas 
Day" by Martin Shaw, "Christ is Born" arranged by Robert 
M. Boberg and "Gabriel's Message" an arrangement from 
three French carols by Derek Hyde. 

After the service, everyone crossed the luminarie-lit cam- 
pus to join in a reception hosted by the Dean of Students 

As the school year closed in on the Christmas sea- 
son, we looked back on a successful fall sports season. 
The field hockey team ended their season with the 
best over-all record since they have been competing as 
an intercollegiate team. One hockey player, Karen 
Phillips also received honors by 
being selected to the All Con- 
ference 2nd team. The hockey 
team graduates 4 players. They 
are Laura Dudley, Paige Wil- 
hite, Libby Coleman and Mary 

The Volleyball Season closed 
with a 10-12 record. Manami 
Suzuki, a senior from Tokyo, 
Japan was selected to the All 
Conference 2nd team. Mary 
Hess, Yumiko Takeuchi and 
Manami Suzuki will be grad- 
uating but leaving behind a 

strong group of young volleyball players for next year. 
MBC tennis was ranked 8th in Region III and 26th in 
the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Asso- 
ciation (ITCA). They are currently preparing for a 
competitive spring sea- 
son. They will be travel- 
ing to Hilton Head for a 
few matches during the 
spring break and when 
they return to campus 
will host a number of 
conference and non-con- 
ference opponents. Keep 
an eye out for two top 
tennis players who are 
aspiring to be selected to 
attend the National tour- 
nament this spring. They 
are seniors Karin Whitt 
from Harrisonburg, Vir- 
ginia and Beth Davidson 
from Darien, Conn. 

Mary Baldwin's swim 
and diving team is 
coached this year by a 
new coach, Kathy 
McCleaf. Coach McCleaf 
also coaches the field 
hockey team and newly 
formed lacrosse team. 
This year's swim team 

consists of predominately freshmen and PEG stu- 
dent-athletes. The two divers for this year are Kelly 
Curtis and co-captain, Meredith McGeary. Co-Cap- 
tain Kathy Seraphin has already broken the school 
record for the 100 Breast Stroke and has set her sights 

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on the 50 and 100 Freestyle records as well. Damaris 
Christensen, a strong contender from Mary Baldwin's 
Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, has been plac- 
ing in all her events. After the holidays, the team will 
add a few more athletes to the roster with transfers 
and new students. 

The Basketball team is being led by a new face this 
year. Coach Tim Crawford joins the program this year 
to try his hand in the coaching ranks. Tim is a former 
player within the Old Dominion Athletic Conference 
at rival Eastern Mennonite College. Tim has also spent 
considerable time on the basketball court as an official. 
We trust that all this basketball experience will help 
lead the basketball team into conference contention. 
Former coach Mary Ann Kasselmann is now concen- 
trating on coaching volleyball, overseeing the con- 
struction of new athletic facilities, and updating 

The basketball team's record is presently 1-2. After 
winning the annual alumnae game 63-60, the team 
went on to win its first regular season game against 
Goucher College. The leading scorers are freshman 
Michelle Savage and Lori Winesett. 

Check the spring schedule to see if you can catch 
one of these teams in action. The coaches and players 
always appreciate the support of the alumnae. 

Mary Ann Kasselmann 
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics 

Trustees Review Policies 
During Fall Meeting 

The Mary Baldwin College Board of Trustees held 
their annual fall meeting October 9-10 on the College 
campus, and discussed issues ranging from tenure 
policy to campus expansion activity, welcomed recent 
members to their first meeting, and heard from a panel 
of students, faculty, and staff on "The Future of Colle- 
giate Education." 

The five standing committees of the Board, 
including Academic Affairs; Finance, Business, and 
Endowment; Development and College Relations; 
Nominating; and Student Life, each had their oppor- 
tunity to meet as groups on special issues concerning 
their areas. The committee meetings were followed by 
a well-attended lunch for Board members and faculty 
and staff, and tours of recent campus renovation and 
expansion projects. 

In a noteworthy session, the Academic Affairs 
Committee reviewed the existing tenure policy which 
states that no discipline will normally be completely 
tenured. The policy has been the cause of concern 
among faculty for some time since it has been viewed 
as a hindrance to recruiting and retaining qualified 
faculty. After considerable discussion, the Board re- 
solved to uphold the wording of the policy, but to 
underscore the positive spirit of the statement, noting 
the importance of the word "normally." The Board 
recognized that exceptions to the policy may come up, 
and that it would listen carefully to the recommenda- 
tions of the administration concerning faculty of ex- 
ceptional merit who 
were eligible for tenure 
in fully tenured discip- 

The Trustees wel- 
comed two recently 
elected members to 
their first meetings, in- 
cluding William Pan- 
nill. President of Pannill 
Knitting Company, 
Inc., and Marian H. 
Hornsby Bowditch '42, 
newly elected Alumna 
Trustee. In other per- 
sonnel work, Patty Joe 
Mahony Montgomery 
'37 was named an Associate Trustee after retiring from 
Board service of 20 years, and a resolution of mourn- 
ing was read and passed in honor of former Trustee, 
WUliam W. Sproul, Jr. 

When the Committee of the Whole reconvened 

after smaller committee 
meetings, the Trustees 
engaged in a discussion 
of "The Future of Colle- 
giate Education: The 
MBC Vision," in which 
faculty, staff, and stu- 
dents presented their 
thinking on how Mary 
Baldwin College fulfills 
the stated characteris- 
tics of the educated 
person. The twelve 
characteristics were for- 
mulated in 1986 as a 
way of tying mission to 
academic programs and 
the College's prepara- 
tion of her students for 
the future. The Trustees 
each received a printed 
version of the twelve 
characteristics, signed 
by President Cynthia 
H. Tyson (please see 

In its final business session, the Board of Trustees 
heard reports on the actions and recommendations of 
the committees, set the meeting date of its Executive 
Committee for January 
22, 1988, in Charlotte, 
North Carolina, and 
passed a motion pro- 
viding for ex-officio 
membership to the 
Board of Trustees by the 
President of the Mary 
Baldwin College Na- 
tional Alumnae 
Association. That 
motion takes effect im- 
mediately, and Lindsay 
Ryland Gouldthorpe 
'73, current Alumnae 
Association President, 
will be invited to the 
next full meeting of the Trustees, scheduled for April 
8-9, 1988. 


Of The Well-Educated 


1 . She has a firm foundation in the arts, humani- 
ties, and sciences. 

2. She understands and appreciates the major 
elements of her culture, yet she is not culture- 
bound; she recognizes and values the integrity of 
cultures not her own. 

3. She is aware of and engaged with the world 
beyond herself and her immediate personal and 
professional concerns. She is socially committed. 

4. She communicates effectively through written 
and spoken word. 

5. She is eager to learn. She is prepared for the 
knowledge explosion, having learned the theories 
which shape changing practices and having 
learned to recognize and ameliorate her own defi- 
ciencies in knowledge and skill. 

6. She is comfortable with technology and uses it 
to enhance her personal life and to extend her 
professional abilities. 

7. She is skilled at group processes and uses them 
to cope with specialization and environmental 

8. She is a problem solver, not merely an applier 
of formulas. She thinks clearly and is able to both 
analyze and synthesize. She is tenacious in the 
pursuit of knowledge and seeks the answers which 
are best, not easiest. 

9. She works to stay mentally and physically fit. 

10. She makes choices among the new life opfions 
for women with courage and enthusiasm. She is 
aware that "achievement" has many proper mea- 

11. She copes with changing patterns of family 
and community by establishing appropriate per- 
sonal values and meaningful personal and profes- 
sional relationships, regardless of setting. 

12. She acts within a consistent set of values and 
ethical principles in making decisions. She applies 
those principles in her dealings with society and its 
members. She takes responsibility for her deci- 
sions and actions. 

Mary Baldwin College is dedicated to preparing 
students for a revolutionized world. 

Trustees J. Rogers HaU, 
Chester (Chet) Rose, and 
Claire Lewis "Yum" 
Arnold '69 greet each 
other over coffee prior to 
a work session of the 




1988 Homecoming 
& Commencement 

May 20 - May 22 

Friday, May 20 

Noon-8:00 p.m. Registration. Welcome Tent. 
2:00 p.m. Campus Tours. 

2:30-3:00 p.m. Meeting of Class Reunion 

3:00-6:00 p.m. Wine and Cheese with Faculty and 


Alumnae Dinner with Emeriti and 

Current Faculty and Staff. 

Class of '88 Dinner. 

Alumnae Association Reception 

honoring retiring faculty and staff. 

Alumnae Pub Party. 

6:15 p.m. 

6:30 p.m. 
9:00 p.m. 

9:00 p.m. 

Saturday, May 21 

8:00 a.m. -Noon Registration. Welcome Tent. 
8:00 a.m. Fifth Annual Baldwin Fun Run and 

9:30-1 1 :00 a.m. "Saturday Seminars." 
1 1 :00 a.m. Alumnae Association Coffee 

Honoring Reunion Classes and the 

Class of 1988. 
11:30 a.m. Parade of Classes. 

1 1 :45 a.m. Notional Alumnae Association 

1:00 p.m. Picnic Lunch. 

2:00-5:00 p.m. Fun and Games: A time to talk with 

friends, tennis, golf, campus tours, 

or Walking Tours of Staunton. 
2:00 p.m. Alumnae Association Executive 

Committee Meeting. 
5:30 p.m. President Tyson's Reception for 


Class Pictures. 
6:30 p.m. Alumnae Dinner. 

8:30 p.m. Reunion Class Parties. 

9:00 p.m. Class of '88 Commencement Boll. 

Sunday, May 22 

9:00 a.m. Alumnae Chapel with the Alumnae 

10:00 a.m. One Hundred Forty-Sixth 

11:30 a.m. Commencement Reception. 

Classes celebrating special reunions are: 1933, 
1 938, 1 957, 1 958, 1 959, 1 963, 1 973, 1 978, 1 983, 1 986, 
and graduates of the Adult Degree Program. 

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"What can a million dollars do for 
your institution?" came the 
question from the prospective 
donor. The question, if put to Mary 
Baldwin College, would require ^-- 
three answers: 

If used for capital purposes there are a myriad of 
opportunities through renovation, acquisition and debt 
reduction that could very easily "swallow-up" a million 
dollars, providing students, faculty, and staff with vitally 
needed resources; 

If used for program operations, enhancements of virtually 
every one of the College's educational activities from theatre 
to chemistry lab, would benefit from those vitally needed 
resources; and 

If used for building up the endowment, approximately 
$120,000 of interest earnings would be available for meeting 
the needs of each of the above related programs and 

The key words here are: vital, needed, resoxirces, and 


A Gift that Keeps on Giving 

Donated funds are vital to the existence of the College. It costs an average $19,550 to 
provide one student with one year's education at Mary Baldwin. When coupled with 
the fact that the average subsidy per student is $7,222, one can easily see where the 
difference of [$7,222 X 671 students (FTE)] $4,845, 962 goes each year. . .to need. 

Our resources are you and you alone. Our income sources are tuition, gifts and 
endowment earnings, precious resources that we value greatly and resources that are 
applied wisely. 

The opportunity for involvement is limitless but begins when you, your daughter, 
granddaughter, or friend attends Mary Baldwin College. From that point on there is a 
life full of opportunities and a long lasting college experience ranked among the hnest in 

We hope you'll consider remembering Mary Baldwin College in your wUl. As a 
beneficiary of your estate, the resources you provide can have far reaching impact in 
keeping Mary Baldwin financially secure and opportunity filled. 

For more information on wills, trusts and financial planning, contact Garth A. Mills, Sr., 
CFRE, Executive Director of College Development at 703-887-7011. 









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